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Ms. Martha (Marcie) Smith


Arcus Mission Operations Manager
NASA Ames Research Center

Ms. Smith is the Kepler Mission Director at NASA-Ames. She led that mission's operations development through most of its life, from concept to extended mission. Before working on Kepler, she was the Operations Manager for Gravity Probe B, where she developed operations requirements and managed the test verification program. She was also the Lunar Prospector Operations Manager, for which she led development of the Mission Control Center and configuration management of hardware and software, as well as personnel training and supervision. She received a B.S. (aerospace engineering) from the University of Virginia, and M.S. (aerospace engineering) from Stanford University.