About the team

Led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the Dragonfly team comprises scientists, space system engineers, managers, and more who have deep experience on missions that have explored the Solar System from the Sun to Pluto, and beyond, as well as experts in rotorcraft and autonomous flight. Mission partners include NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA GSFC), Lockheed Martin Space (LMS), NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Langley Research Center, Penn State University, Malin Space Science Systems, Honeybee Robotics, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the Centre National d'études Spatiales (CNES).


Mission Leadership

Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle

Principal Investigator

Johns Hopkins APL

Melissa Trainer

Deputy Principal Investigator

Goddard Space Flight Center

Jason Barnes

Deputy Principal Investigator

University of Idaho

Peter Bedini

Project Manager

Johns Hopkins APL

Scott Murchie

Project Scientist

Johns Hopkins APL

Ralph Lorenz

Mission Architect

Johns Hopkins APL

Ken Hibbard

Mission Systems Engineer

Johns Hopkins APL

Doug Adams

Flight System Engineer

Johns Hopkins APL


Dragonfly Mission Team

Elisabeth Abel

APL

Dewey Adams

APL

Doug Adams

APL

Angela Adams

LMS

Amy Alford

APL

William Ames

APL

Kyle Anderson

APL

Richard Anderson

APL

Samantha Andrade

APL

Jeremy Armstrong

APL

Michael Arner

Collins Aerospace

David Artis

APL

Reza Ashtari

APL

Mauricio Ayllon Unzueta

NASA GSFC

Art Azarbarzin

APL

Caitlin Bacha

NASA GSFC

Vijay Baharani

APL

Vince Bailey

APL

Carson Baisden

APL

Vicky Baker

APL

Richard Ballard

NASA

Mihaela Ballarotto

APL

Pete Barfknecht

NASA GSFC

Dewey Barlow

APL

Jason Barnes

Univ of Idaho

Richard Barry

APL

Michael Battalio

Yale

Eric Bechard

Collins Aerospace

Robin Beck

NASA Ames

Luke Becker

APL

Peter Bedini

APL

Donna Behravesh

NASA GSFC

Dmitriy Bekker

APL

Melanie Bell

APL

Walter Bender

APL

Simmie Berman

JHU/APL

Terry Betenbaugh

APL

Shyam Bhaskaran

JPL

Tom Bialas

NASA GSFC

Sam Birch

MIT

Judy Bitman

JHU/APL

Tyler Boehmer

APL

Lea Bonnefoy

Cornell University

Bret Bonner

NASA GSFC

Bruno Borgo

LESIA

Heather Borowski

APL

Connor Boss

APL

David Boulesteix

CentraleSupelec

Jeffrey Boye

APL

John Boyea

LMS

Robert Boyle

NASA GSFC

Aaron Brandis

AMA, Inc

Sarah Brandt

LMS

Marc Briere

APL

Will Brinckerhoff

NASA GSFC

Bruce Brooks

APL

Diane Brown

NASA

Stephen Browne-Pike

Timothy Brubaker

APL

Andrea Bryant

Univ. of Chicago

Brian Bryce

APL

Arnaud Buch

CentraleSupelec

Michael Buckley

APL

David Buecher

LMS

Jim Burgum

APL

John Burke

APL

Linda Burke

APL

Morgan Burks

LLNL

Stewart Bushman

APL

Mike Butler

APL

Morgan Cable

JPL

Christopher Caldwell

NASA GSFC

Andy Calloway

APL

John Calvert

NASA KSC

Christian Campo

APL

Pat Candelaria

LMS

Marco Castillo

NASA

Kathryn Chaffin

LMS

Frederick Chapron

LESIA

Audrey Chatain

LATMOS

Oscar Cheatom

NASA GSFC

Amelia Cherian

APL

Guillermo Chin

Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada

Eric Clarke

Idaho National Lab

Troy Cline

JHU/APL Communications Department

Anthony Coburger

APL

Alice Cocoros

APL

Lowell Cogburn

LMS

Robert Coker

APL

Laureicia Colbert

APL

Tim Cole

APL

Betsy Congdon

APL

Suzie Cooney

Collins

Stan Cooper

APL

Dave Copeland

APL

Charlotte Corbel

LATMOS

Paul Corlies

MIT

Lindsay Cox

APL

Barry Coyle

NASA GSFC

Brian Cranston

APL

Glenn Creamer

APL

Juan Cruz

NASA Langley

Neil Dalal

APL

Ryan Danell

Danell Consulting

Hugo Darlington

APL

Jennifer Davis

APL

Chris Deboy

APL

Kelvin DeFeo

APL

Wayne Dellinger

APL

William (Chip) Delmar

APL

Antonio Diaz-Calderon

APL

Amanda Dippold

JHUAPL

Spencer Disque

APL

Annette Dolbow

APL

Michelle Donegan

APL

Kyle Doubleday

JHUAPL

Alexander Driskell

APL

Karolina DuBois

APL

Aubry Dunn

LMS

Elfriede Dustin

APL

David Edell

APL

Karl Edquist

NASA Langley

Jeanne Eha

LMS

Peter Eisenreich

APL

Will Elgie

APL

Jacob Englander

APL

Anna Engle

Northern Arizona University

Carl Ercol

APL

Carolyn Ernst

APL

Ray Espiritu

APL

Robert Estes

NASA Langley

Louis Fantano

John Farnan

APL

Kendra Farnsworth

GSFC

Lee Ferber

LMS

Adrienne Feres

APL

Cristina Fernandes

APL

Benjamin Fernando

Oxford University

Paul Finneran

APL

Jacob Firer

APL

Rick Fitzgerald

APL

Samuel Fix

JHUAPL

Erin Flowers

Princeton

Blair Fonville

APL

Tyler Formica

APL

Rebecca Foust

APL

Matthew Fox

NASA GSFC

Larry Frank

APL

Caroline Freissinet

LATMOS

Bill Frost

Lockheed Martin

Laurel Funk

Stanley Gantz

APL

Bob Garnett

APL/ Garnett Corp

Isaiah Garrett

APL

Matthew Gasch

NASA Ames

Owen Gaulle

APL

Andrew Gerger

APL

Carolyn Gernux

Collins

Frederic Gicquel

Schlumberger

Gaelle Giesen

CNES

Matthew Gile

APL

John Goldsten

APL

Jacob Graham

NASA GSFC

Matthew Granger

LMCO

Matthew Grey

APL

Phares Grey

APL

Gabrielle Griffith

APL

Scott Grillo

LMS

Andrej Grubisic

NASA GSFC

Nelson Guecha-Ahumada

NASA Langley

Todd Gustafson

APL

Brandon Haber

APL

Ryan Hacala

APL

William Halaburda

NASA GSFC

Daniel Hals

JHU/APL

Michel Hamelin

LATMOS - Sorbonne Universite

Kevin Hand

JPL

Joan Hannan

NASA Mission SystemsFC

Brock Hanson

LMS

Ken Harclerode

APL

Andrew Harris

APL

Jessica Harsono

APL

Steve Hartig

APL

Mia Harvey

APL

Sarah Hasnain

APL

Alex Hayes

Cornell

Jonathan Heaven

Collins Aerospace

Chuck Hebert

APL

Josh Hedgepeth

The University of Western Ontario

Cailey Hegarty

NASA GSFC

Kevin Hegarty

NASA GSFC

Richard Heisler

JHU/APL

Chris Hersman

APL

Ken Hibbard

APL

Samantha Hicks

NASA GSFC

Adrian Hill

APL

Patrick Hill

APL

Nathan Hines

LLNL

Michael Hoffman

APL

Mark Holdridge

APL

Allan Holtzman

APL

Sarah Horst

JHU

Alexie Hoyle

JHU APL

Olivier Humeau

LATMOS

Wendy Hunt

APL

Howard Hunter

APL

Helen Hwang

NASA Ames

Hiroshi Imanaka

SETI

Stephen Indyk

Honeybee

Kristin Jaburek

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Prasanth Jeevan

APL

Stephen Jenkins

APL

Mark Jesick

JPL

Micah Johnson

NASA GSFC

Mark Johnson

LMS

Jeff Johnson

APL

Andrew Johnson

APL

Chris Johnston

NASA Langley

David Jones

APL

Marcellus Jones

APL

Baptiste Journaux

University of Washington

Faith Kahler

APL

Desmond Kaplan

NASA GSFC

Erich Karkoschka

Univ. of AZ

Karu Karunakaran

APL

Taichi Kawamura

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris/Unversite de Paris

Cole Kazemba

NASA Ames

Calvin Kee

APL

James Kellogg

NASA GSFC

Kristie Kelly

APL

Brian Kennedy

JPL

Thomas Kennedy

LMS

Chris Kim

APL

Jinho Kim

APL

Michael Kinzel

University of Central Florida

Karen Kirby

APL

Victor Knez

APL

Andrea Kodys

APL

Joseph Kozak

APL

Sergey Krimchansky

NASA GSFC

Faith Kujawa

APL

Frank Laipert

JPL

Ben Lake

Brigham Young University

Jack Langelaan

Penn State Univ

Sean Laughery

APL

Pujitha Lava

APL

David Lawrence

APL

Christy Layton

NASA HQ

Alice Le Gall

LATMOS

Brennan Lee

APL

Stephanie Lepchenske

APL

Tim Lewis

SEP

Shawn Liang

APL

Carol Lilly

NASA GSFC

Wirak Lim

JHU/APL

Jojo Linden

APL

Sharon Ling

APL

Corinne Lippe

APL

john liu

JHU APL

Evan Livingstone

APL

Nick Lombardo

Yale

Shaughn London

APL

Gabriel Lopez

APL

Juan Lora

Yale

Ralph Lorenz

APL

Eric Lorfevre

CNES

Matt Love

APL

Wei Lu

NASA/GSFC/Telophase

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger

APL

Tim Lynch

APL

Eric Lyness

NASA GSFC

Kelly Lytton

NASA

Gordon Maahs

APL

Shannon MacKenzie

APL

DeAngelo Maestas

APL

Lizeth Magana

APL

Milad Mahzari

NASA Ames

Darby Makel

Makel Engineering Inc.

Charles Malespin

NASA GSFC

Perry Malouf

APL

Greg Manning

JHU/APL SES SMA

Eric Mansbach

NASA GSFC

Chris Manspeaker

LMS

Katie Marcotte

JHU/APL

Richard Margulieux

Honeybee

Sean Martin

APL

Angela Marusiak

USGS

Jordan Mastera

APL

Jacob Mayo

APL

Chris McCaa

LMS

Patrick McCauley

JHU/APL

Samuel McDonald

sem-001

Timothy McGee

Point Mass Technologies

Chris McKay

NASA Ames

Quincy McKown

NASA Ames

Kellie McNamara

LMS

Maria McQuaide

APL

Lauren Mehr

APL

Nishant Mehta

APL

Rich Meitzler

APL

Eric Melin

APL

Joanna Mellert

APL

Eric Menyhart

JHUAPL

Jonathan Mesick

LMS

Steve Meyer

NASA GSFC

Alan Mick

APL

Scott Miller

APL

Annette Mirantes

APL

Ryan Mitch

APL

Helen Mitch

JHUAPL

James Mize

APL

Adam Mizes

APL

Marco Moncayo

LMS

James Mooney

APL

Matthew Morris

Valentin Moulay

LATMOS

Luis Munoz

APL

Scott Murchie

APL

Hari Nair

APL

David Napolillo

APL

Julie Napp

APL

Chris Naughton

NASA Ames

Karla Negrete

UMBC

Catherine Neish

PSI

Ken Nelson

APL

Tyler Nelson

APL

Anel Neri-Saenz

Integration and Testing

Jonny Neville

APL

Claire Newman

Aeolis Research

Ryan Newport

APL

Lillian Nguyen

APL

Napoleon Nguyen-Tuong

LESIA

John Nichols

APL

Richard Nichols

APL

Emily Nielsen

Lockheed Martin

Tom Nolan

NASA GSFC

Steven Novack

APL

Jorge Nunez

APL

Brett O'Connor

APL

Michael O'Neill

APL

Campbell Ong

APL

Allison Orr

APL

Katie Ortel

APL

Robert Osiander

APL

Brian Ottens

NASA GSFC

Geff Ottman

APL

Martin Ozimek

APL

Jose Palacios

Penn State Univ

Mark Panning

JPL

Carey Parish

LMS

Charles Parker

James Parkus

APL

Ann Parsons

NASA GSFC

Bernadine Passe

APL

Gale Paulsen

Honeybee

James Paulson

APL

Alejandro Pensado

AMA-Inc

Patrick Peplowski

APL

Roberto Perez

Collins Aerospace

Isaac Perreault

APL

Todd Perrine

Honeybee Robotics

Jackie Perry

APL

Elizabeth Perry

LMS

Radford Perry

NASA GSFC

Ryan Peterson

APL

Daniel Peterson

APL

Timothy Petry

NASA GSFC

Kristina Pevear

NASA GSFC/ASRC Federal

Woody Peyton

LMS

Stephen Pfeiffer

JHU/APL

Chi Pham

APL

David Piryk

NASA KSC

Owen Pochettino

APL

Valerio Poggiali

Cornell University

Deva Ponnusamy

APL

Gabriel Pont

CNES

Christa Porter

APL

Jamie Porter

APL

Lynnae Quick

NASA GSFC

Sussan Rad

APL

Jani Radebaugh

BYU

Scot Rafkin

SwRI

Kristin Ramachandran

APL

Juan Ramirez

APL

Michael Ravine

Malin Space Science Systems

Dave Reed

APL

Alysen Regiec

JHUAPL

Lucas Rich

Idaho National Lab

Mark Richardson

APL

John Ricks

LMS

Catherine Riegle

LMS

James Roberts

APL

Lev Rodovskiy

APL

Matthew Rodriguez

APL

Luis Rodriguez

JHUAPL

Blake Rohde

APL

Felder Ronald

APL

Paul Rosendall

APL

Anna Sage Ross Browning

University of Idaho

Duane Roth

JPL

Lew Roufberg

APL

Srabanti Roy

APL

Felipe Ruiz

APL

Kim Runkles

APL

Bryan Rupert

JHU APL

Kyle Ryan

APL

John Samsock

APL

Delia Santiago-Materese

NASA HQ

Samalis Santini De Leon

APL

Janine Santmyer

APL

Kayli Sarpu

LMS

David Saunders

NASA Ames/AMA, Inc

Thaddeus Savery

APL

Carolyn Sawyer

APL

Benjamin Schilling

APL

Randy Schlotterbeck

APL

James Schmidt

APL

Sven Schmitz

Penn State Univ

David Scholz

LMS

Chris Scott

APL

Kim Seelos

APL

Nick Seese

JHUAPL

Lisa Segal

APL

Becca Sepan

APL

Yanan Sha

APL

James Shackford

APL

Jahnavi Shah

The University of Western Ontario

Derek Shannon

LMS

Matthew Shannon

APL

Brett Shapiro

APL

Caitlin Shearer

APL

Colin Sheldon

NASA GSFC

Michael Shifman

JHU APL

Hiroaki Shiraishi

JAXA

Chris Siak

APL

Deane Sibol

APL

James Sidone

SOM

Drew Smith

APL

Raymond Smith

APL

Ron Smith

APL

Ed Smith

Penn State Univ

Jason Soderblom

MIT

Rod Solaz

Research and Exploratory Development Department

Jarvis Songer

LMS

Kristin Sotzen

APL

Adrian Southard

USRA

Fabien Stalport

LISA

Josh Steele

APL

David Steinfeld

NASA GSFC

Eric Stern

NASA Ames

Jen Stern

NASA GSFC

Joe Stevens

NASA GSFC

Angela Stickle

APL

Jason Stipes

APL

Ellen Stofan

Smithsonian

Jake Strang

APL

Lindsay Stroyen

NASA GSFC

Paul Stysley

NASA GSFC

Will Suero Amparo

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Edward Sullivan

LMS

Erin Sutton

JHU APL

Greg Swanson

NASA Ames

Cyril Szopa

LATMOS

Edmund Taddey

Raytheon

Dina Tady

JHU/APL

Jonathan Taylor

LMS

Howard Taylor

APL

Samuel Teinturier

NASA GSFC

Sagar Thapa

Collins Aerospace

Steve Thibault

APL

Lisa Thomas

Honeybee

Justin Thomas

APL

Staci Tiedeken

NASA GSFC

Ryan Tillman

APL

Tetsuya Tokano

Univ. of Cologne

Hala Tomey

APL

Jessica Tozer

APL

Melissa Trainer

NASA GSFC

Minh Quan Tran

APL

Teresa Tropf

APL

Scott Turner

APL

Zibi Turtle

APL

Norm Tuttle

APL

Annette Uy

APL

Dawn Van Der Gracht

APL

John Van Norman

NASA Langley

Robin Vaughan

APL

Steve Vernon

APL

Benjamin Villac

APL

Sandrine Vinatier

LESIA

Amanda Voegtlin

APL

Kirk Volland

APL

Surendra Vyas

APL

Tom Wagner

NASA HQ

Shigeru Wakita

MIT

Kenneth Watson

JHUAPL

Rick Webbert

APL

Kyle Weber

APL

Weyman Weems

LMS

Don Wegel

NASA GSFC

Jarrett Wehle

APL

David Weir

JHUAPL

Bill Welsh

LMS

Chad Whiteley

JHU/APL

Karl Whittenburg

APL

John Wilson

APL

Colin Wilson

Oxford

Jack Wilson

APL

Richard Winski

AMA, Inc

Isaac Witte

APL

Joe Witte

LMS

Kristin Wortman

APL

Lucas Wray

APL

Michael Wright

NASA Ames

Brianna Wylie

Florida A&M

Maya Yanez

University of Southern California

Bernice Yen

Honeybee

Karen Yetter

JPL

Jie Yin

APL

R Aileen Yingst

PSI

Zach Yokley

APL

Daniel Young

APL

John Youssef

APL

Kris Zacny

Honeybee

Darryl Zawada

APL

Daniel Zettler

LMS

Steven Zhan

APL

Su Zhang

APL

Loren Zumwalt

LMS