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   Tomas Martin-Mur
   MSL Navigation Team Chief
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Instituto Fortuny, Madrid, Spain, 
Aeronautical Engineer Degree, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Background Information
I was born in Barbastro, Spain. From early on, I was fascinated by technology, and I was a big fun of science fiction. I went to college in Madrid, studying in the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronauticos. After that I did my military service in the Spanish Air Force, got my first job in the space field with Grupo Mecanico de Vuelo en Madrid, Spain, and then went to East Hartford, Connecticut, with a one year internship in Pratt & Whitney. I fell in love with this country at that time.

After returning to Europe, I moved to Darmstadt, Germany, where I worked at the European Space Operations Center from ESA as a Flight Dynamics Analyst. While in Germany, I met my future American wife and, after a couple of years from getting married, we moved to Pasadena, California, and I started working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, first as a contractor with Raytheon, and then as a Caltech employee.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

content image for contributions section I have supported a number of Mars missions, both as a member of the Navigation Team, as a member of the Navigation Advisory Group for the mission, or from my jobs in the Deep Space Network and the Multi-mission Ground Systems and Services office. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Try new things, be willing to travel and to explore new fields. Be bold and dont get discouraged if things do not work at first. [more personal reflections ...]