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TESS Team Member Biography

Grace BairdGrace Baird
TESS Deputy Spacecraft Program Manager

Orbital ATK (OA)

Grace graduated with an MS/BS from Stanford in Aeronautics/Astronautics in 1991, then started that autumn at Orbital Sciences Corporation. Since then she has completed five spacecraft programs successfully at Orbital from design through operations. Former positions include NuSTAR Chief Engineer, AIM Lead Systems Engineer and SORCE ACS Lead. Science missions are her favorite - TESS will be her fourth. She looks forward to seeing TESS through on-orbit checkout and successful return of science.

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