Jill McGuire serves as the Associate Director for the Exploration and In-Space Services (ExIS) Projects Division. She has worked at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center since January 1992. She started working in satellite servicing in 1998 when she began supporting the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Development Project.
As Associate Director, Ms. McGuire strives to carry on NASA’s 30-year legacy of satellite servicing and repair by developing new technologies for future programs. Previously, she was the Hosted Payloads Office Head for the ExIS Division and was responsible for leading multifaceted teams in designing, manufacturing, and launching innovative space tools that both anticipate and answer unique satellite-servicing needs. Projects that she led in that tenure were the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) 1, 2, and 3, Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL), and Robotic External Tool Stowage (RiTS) as well as support to the AMS EVA repair team with Johnson Space Center.
The RRM series of payloads were designed to utilize the robotic system on ISS to demonstrate a variety of tools, technologies and techniques to benefit satellites not originally designed for in-flight service as well as provide the groundwork for future exploration.
Prior to supporting ExIS, Ms. McGuire served as the manager of the Hubble Crew Aids and Tool team, which supplied more than 180 unique tools in support of the fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Ms. McGuire holds an M.S. in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland, University College, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.