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John Grunsfeld

Mr. Grunsfeld received his B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1984 and 1988 respectively. As a veteran of four space flights, he logged forty-five days in orbit on missions that included Astro-2 Endeavor, Atlantis, Discovery, and Columbia. Mr. Grunsfeld has also served as the Chief Scientist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He designed a robot to be launched in 2007 that extends the life of the Hubble Telescope from three to eight years.