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Best known for Deputy Chief Engineer for Juno Mission to Jupiter

Guest Bio

Tracy Drain has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since completing her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2000. In her 16 years at JPL, she has participated in the development and operation of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (a science and relay orbiter at Mars), the Kepler mission (searching for Exoplanets) and the Juno mission to Jupiter. She is currently the Deputy Chief Engineer for Juno, which successfully arrived at Jupiter on July 4th, 2016. Tracy is passionate about space exploration, and loves taking every opportunity to encourage students, to consider pursuing exciting careers in STEM fields.