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Dr. Bruce Murray, Professor Emeritus of Planetary Science and Geology at Caltech, is one of the most distinguished space scientists in the United States, specializing in the surfaces of the Earth, Moon, Mars, Mercury and Venus, and the techniques and technology of deep-space exploration.  Dr. Murray has been on the Faculty of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) since 1960, and was also Director of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) from 1976 to 1982, during the period of the Viking landing on Mars and the Voyager explorations of Jupiter and Saturn.
			In 1980, he, Dr Louis Friedman and the late Carl Sagan founded The Planetary Society, of which he is now Chairman of the Board of Directors.  He is also on the Board of Directors of The Planetary Society of Japan.
The Planetary Society of Japan

Interview with Dr. Bruce Murray
My Expectations Towards JAXA's "X"
Dr. Bruce Murray is one of the most distinguished space scientists in the United States. As a former adviser and frequent visitor to the ISAS (now the research department of JAXA), he is familiar with the Japanese space program. We interviewed Dr. Murray on what he expects from the newly merged JAXA. We asked his advice on the future of Japanese space science and on future space exploration projects.

Interview with Dr. Bruce Murray
My Experiences With Space Mission Failures
Dr. Bruce Murray was a leading participant in four successful planetary exploration projects, but he has also faced Mars mission failures with the Russian Phobos 1 and 2 (1989), the US Mars Observer (1992), the Russian Mars 96 (1996), the US Mars Climate Orbiter (1999), the US Mars Polar Lander (1999) and the US Deep Space 2 (1999). As a member of the JPL's accident investigation board following the 1999 Mars failures, he has analyzed the structural breakdowns that led to failed missions. We asked Dr. Murray for his opinion on JAXA's recent mission failures, and for the reasons that we must continue to move ahead in space exploration in spite of these setbacks.