Open Mission Control
Jay Trimble founded and leads the User Centered Technology (UCT) Group at NASA Ames Research Center. Prior to his current position, Jay initiated and led the Mars Exploration Rover Human Centered Computing Project, building a multi-disciplinary team to work with the Jet Propulsion Lab to bring process and technology improvements to Mars Rover Operations.
At U.C. Berkeley, Jay was the Integration and Test Manager for the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager Spacecraft, a successful mission to gather data on solar flares.
At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jay was the Lead Mission Operations Director for Shuttle Imaging Radar, responsible for design and development of the ground operations software and mission procedures, and managing an international team to operate the Earth remote sensing radar on two successful missions on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994.
Prior to that, he was a science support team member for the Voyager Spacecraft encounter with Neptune in 1989.
At NASA Johnson Space Center he was a flight controller for Space Shuttle Missions, in the Payloads position, responsible for operational integration of payloads on the Shuttle.