Kevin Grazier

Planetary Scientist / Writer

Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D. is a scientist in the Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center whose role is to characterize meteoroid streams in order to assess the impact hazard to the International Space Station as well as other robotic and crewed missions. Prior to arriving at MSFC, Grazier was a professor of computer science at the United States Military Academy. His research includes numerical method development, mining information from large simulation data sets, and long-term simulations of Solar System dynamics, evolution, and chaos.

Grazier worked in spacecraft operations at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a research scientist and science planning engineer on the Cassini/Huygens Mission. He was Investigation Scientist for the Imaging Science Subsystem, he also wrote mission planning and analysis software that won both JPL- and NASA-wide awards.

Grazier is currently the science advisor for the Netflix series "Another Llife", and has performed that role on several previous series, including the Peabody-award-winning "Battlestar Galactica", as well as "Eureka", "Defiance", and "Falling Skies"​. He also advised on the features "Gravity"​ and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"​.

Grazier wrote the pilot episode of the animated edutainment TV series "Space Quest: A Journey Beyond Space", now in production. He is also writing the popular science book "Hollyweird Science of the Third Kind"​ for Springer Publishing, the third in the "Hollyweird Science" tetralogy.

Dr. Grazier is active in bringing the wonders of science and space to the public. While at JPL, he was one of the most sought-after public speakers on lab, and has appeared on episodes of History Channel’s "The Universe,"​ Science Channel's "NASA's Unexplained Files",​ and AMC’s “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction”.

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