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

Angela Adams

LM

Dewey Adams

APL

Doug Adams

APL

William Adams

LMS

Giovanny Ahumada

NASA Langley

Amy Alford

APL

Gordon Allen

JPL

Richard Anderson

APL

David Artis

APL

Reza Ashtari

APL

Mauricio Ayllon Unzueta

NPP Postdoc at NASA/GSFC

Art Azarbarzin

APL

Vince Bailey

APL

Carson Baisden

APL

Mihaela Ballarotto

APL

Pete Barfknecht

NASA GSFC

Jason Barnes

Univ of Idaho

Michael Battalio

Yale

Eric Bechard

Hamilton

Robin Beck

NASA Ames

Luke Becker

APL

Peter Bedini

APL

Donna Behravesh

NASA GSFC

Kerri Beisser

APL

Dmitriy Bekker

APL

Walter Bender

APL

Jason Benkoski

APL

Brian Berk

Hamilton

Terry Betenbaugh

APL

Shyam Bhaskaran

JPL

Tom Bialas

NASA GSFC

Sam Birch

MIT

Lea Bonnefoy

Cornell University

Bruno Borgo

LESIA

David Boulesteix

CentraleSupelec

Ila Boyd

LMS

Jeffrey Boye

APL

John Boyea

LMS

Aaron Brandis

AMA, Inc

Sarah Brandt

LMS

Marc Briere

APL

Will Brinckerhoff

NASA GSFC

Bret Bronner

NASA GSFC

Bruce Brooks

APL

Timothy Brubaker

APL

Andrea Bryant

Univ. of Chicago

Brian Bryce

APL

Arnaud Buch

CentraleSupelec

Michael Buckley

APL

David Buecher

LMS

Jim Burgum

APL

Linda Burke

JHU/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

LM

Kathryn Chaffin

LMS

Frédéric Chapron

LESIA

Audrey Chatain

LATMOS

Oscar Cheatom

NASA GSFC

Guillermo Chin

Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada

Eric Clarke

Idaho National Lab

Anthony Coburger

APL

Alice Cocoros

APL

Lowell Cogburn

LMS

Robert Coker

APL

Laureicia Colbert

APL

Tim Cole

APL

Betsy Congdon

APL

Stan Cooper

APL

Dave Copeland

APL

Charlotte Corbel

LATMOS

Paul Corlies

MIT

Barry Coyle

NASA GSFC

Glenn Creamer

APL

Juan Cruz

NASA Langley

Aaron Dalton

APL

Kelvin DeFeo

APL

Wayne Dellinger

APL

William (Chip) Delmar

APL

Antonio Diaz-Calderon

APL

Joe Dickman

APL

Keith Dill

NASA Mission SystemsFC

Annette Dolbow

APL

Michelle Donegan

APL

Bill Dove

APL

Richard Drexler

APL

Leonard Dudzinski

NASA HQ

Elfriede Dustin

APL

David Edell

APL

Karl Edquist

NASA Langley

Jeanne Eha

LMS

Peter Eisenreich

APL

Michael Enck

APL

Jacob Englander

APL

Jack Ercol

APL

Carolyn Ernst

APL

Robert Estes

NASA Langley Research Center

Kendra Farnsworth

GSFC

Lee Ferber

LMS

Adrienne Feres

APL

Cristina Fernandes

APL

Paul Finneran

APL

Rick Fitzgerald

APL

Erin Flowers

Princeton

Blair Fonville

APL

Tyler Formica

APL

Rebecca Foust

APL

Larry Frank

APL

Caroline Freissinet

LATMOS

Mike Furrow

APL

Bob Garnett

NASA

Matthew Gasch

NASA Ames

Owen Gaulle

APL

Andrew Gerger

APL

Frederic Gicquel

Schlumberger

Matthew Gile

APL

Michael Giuntini

NASA Mission SystemsFC

John Goldsten

APL

Matthew Grey

APL

Kim Griffin

APL

Gabrielle Griffith

APL

Scott Grillo

LMS

David Grosh

APL

Justin Grove

APL

Andrej Grubisic

NASA GSFC

Brandon Haber

APL

Ryan Hacala

APL

Charles Hall

APL

William Hall

APL

Kevin Hand

JPL

Joan Hannan

NASA Mission SystemsFC

Brock Hanson

LMS

Andrew Harris

APL

Steve Hartig

APL

Ted Hartka

APL

Sarah Hasnain

APL

Alex Hayes

Cornell

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

Adrian Hill

APL

Patrick Hill

APL

Stuart Hill

APL

Nathan Hines

LLNL

Michael Hoffman

APL

Mark Holdridge

APL

Brian Hollis

NASA Langley

Allan Holtzman

APL

Sarah Horst

JHU

Dale Howell

LMS

Olivier Humeau

LATMOS

Helen Hwang

NASA Ames

Hiroshi Imanaka

SETI

Stephen Indyk

Honeybee

Rodica Ionasescu

JPL

Stephen Jaskulek

APL

Stephen Jenkins

APL

Mark Jesick

JPL

Andrew Johnson

APL

Jeff Johnson

APL

Mark Johnson

LMS

Chris Johnston

NASA Langley

David Jones

APL

Marcellus Jones

APL

Andy Jost

LMS

Faith Kahler

APL

Erich Karkoschka

Univ. of AZ

Cole Kazemba

NASA Ames

James Kellogg

NASA GSFC

Thomas Kennedy

LMS

Rodney (Brian) Key

NASA HQ

Chris Kim

APL

Jinho Kim

APL

Michael Kinzel

Penn State Univ

James Kissell

Mission SystemsFC

Andrea Kodys

APL

Sergey Krimchansky

NASA GSFC

Christopher Krupiarz

APL

Faith Kujawa

APL

Adam Lafin

APL

Frank Laipert

JPL

Ben Lake

Brigham Young University

Jack Langelaan

Penn State Univ

Sean Laughery

APL

David Lawrence

APL

Christy Layton

NASA HQ

Alice Le Gall

LATMOS

Stephanie Lepchenske

APL

Shawn Liang

APL

Carol Lilly

NASA GSFC

Jojo Linden

APL

Sharon Ling

APL

Nick Lombardo

Yale

Shaughn London

APL

Gabriel Lopez

APL

Juan Lora

Yale

Ralph Lorenz

APL

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger

APL

Eric Lyness

NASA GSFC

Gordon Maahs

APL

Shannon MacKenzie

APL

Robert Maddock

NASA Langley

Keith Mahoney

LMS

Milad Mahzari

NASA Ames

Charles Malespin

NASA GSFC

Perry Malouf

APL

Greg Manning

JHU/APL SES SMA

Chris Manspeaker

LMS

Richard Margulieux

Honeybee

Sean Martin

APL

Angela Marusiak

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jordan Mastera

APL

Jacob Mayo

APL

Chris McCaa

LMS

Chris McKay

NASA Ames

Quincy McKown

NASA Ames

Kellie McNamara

LMS

Lauren Mehr

APL

Nishant Mehta

APL

Rich Meitzler

APL

Eric Melin

APL

Jonathan Mesick

LMS

Steve Meyer

NASA GSFC

Alan Mick

APL

Richard Miller

APL

Scott Miller

APL

Annette Mirantes

APL

Ryan Mitch

APL

James Mize

APL

Adam Mizes

APL

Marco Moncayo

LMS

James Mooney

APL

Takeshi Morizono

APL

Teresa Moscato

APL

Valentin Moulay

LATMOS

Brian Mulac

NASA Mission SystemsFC

Scott Murchie

APL

Bill Myers

APL

Hari Nair

APL

David Napolillo

APL

Julie Napp

APL

Karla Negrete

UMBC

Catherine Neish

PSI

Tyler Nelson

APL

Jonny Neville

APL

Keith Newlander

APL

Claire Newman

Aeolis

Hien Nguyen

APL

Napoleon Nguyen-Tuong

LESIA

John Nichols

APL

Richard Nichols

APL

Tom Nolan

NASA GSFC

Steven Novack

APL

Jorge Nunez

APL

Michael O'Neill

APL

Robert Osiander

APL

Brian Ottens

NASA GSFC

Bill Otting

Aerojet Rocket

Geff Ottman

APL

Martin Ozimek

APL

Jose Palacios

Penn State Univ

Trevor Palmer

APL

Mark Panning

JPL

Rich Pappalardo

APL

Carey Parish

LMS

James Parkus

APL

Ann Parsons

NASA GSFC

Bernadine Passe

APL

Donna Patterson

NASA Mission SystemsFC

Gale Paulsen

Honeybee

Patrick Peplowski

APL

Isaac Perreault

APL

Elizabeth Perry

LMS

Dave Persons

APL

Keith Peterson

NASA Ames

Timothy Petry

NASA GSFC

Woody Peyton

LMS

Chi Pham

APL

David Piryk

NASA KSC

Ryan Poffenbarger

APL

Deva Ponnusamy

APL

Christa Porter

APL

Jamie Porter

APL

Lynnae Quick

NASA GSFC

Sussan Rad

APL

Jani Radebaugh

Brigham Young University

Scot Rafkin

SwRI

Kristin Ramachandran

APL

Michael Ravine

Mission SystemsSS

Juan Raymond

NASA GSFC

Alysen Regiec

JHUAPL

Lucas Rich

Idaho National Lab

Mark Richardson

APL

John Ricks

LMS

Catherine Riegle

LMS

James Roberts

APL

Lev Rodovskiy

APL

Gabe Rogers

APL

Paul Rosendall

APL

Anna Sage Ross-Browning

University of Idaho

Duane Roth

JPL

Felipe Ruiz

APL

Kim Runkles

APL

Bryan Rupert

JHU APL

Kyle Ryan

APL

Carl Sandifer

NASA GRC

Delia Santiago-Materese

NASA HQ

David Saunders

NASA Ames

Sam Sawada

APL

Carolyn Sawyer

APL

Benjamin Schilling

APL

James Schmidt

APL

Sven Schmitz

Penn State Univ

Mark Schoenenberger

NASA Langley

David Scholz

LMS

Chris Scott

APL

Kim Seelos

APL

Martin Sekula

NASA

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

Avinash Sharma

APL

Caitlin Shearer

APL

Colin Sheldon

NASA GSFC

Michael Shifman

APL

Hiroaki Shiraishi

JAXA

Deane Sibol

APL

Ed Smith

Penn State Univ

Ron Smith

APL

Jason Soderblom

MIT

Jarvis Songer

LMS

Kristin Sotzen

APL

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

Edward Sullivan

LMS

Erin Sutton

JHU APL

Cyril Szopa

LATMOS

Edmund Taddey

Raytheon

Howard Taylor

APL

Jonathan Taylor

LMS

Samuel Teinturier

NASA GSFC

Gene Theus

APL

Steve Thibault

APL

Justin Thomas

APL

Lisa Thomas

Honeybee

Tetsuya Tokano

Univ. of Cologne

Catchi Tomas

APL

Hala Tomey

APL

Jessica Tozer

APL

Melissa Trainer

NASA GSFC

Minh Quan Tran

APL

Scott Turner

APL

Zibi Turtle

APL

Annette Uy

APL

Mar Vaquero

JPL

Robin Vaughan

APL

Steve Vernon

APL

Benjamin Villac

APL

Sandrine Vinatier

LESIA

Amanda Voegtlin

APL

Kirk Volland

APL

Tom Wagner

NASA HQ

Shigeru Wakita

MIT

Brandy Walker

NASA Mission SystemsFC

Rick Webbert

APL

Kyle Weber

APL

Weyman Weems

LMS

Don Wegel

NASA GSFC

Jarrett Wehle

APL

Dan Weiss

APL

Bill Welsh

LMCO

Tim Welton

LMS

Joseph White

AMA, Inc

Karl Whittenburg

JHU/APL

Jim Wiley

APL

Colin Wilson

Oxford

Jack Wilson

APL

Richard Winski

AMA, Inc

Joe Witte

LMS

Isaac Witte

APL

Joshua Wojcik

Teledyne

Robert Woodward

APL

Kristin Wortman

APL

Michael Wright

NASA Ames

Brianna Wylie

Florida A&M

Bernice Yen

Honeybee

Karen Yetter

JPL

R Aileen Yingst

PSI

Zach Yokley

APL

John Youssef

APL

Kris Zacny

Honeybee

Daniel Zettler

LMS

Steven Zhan

APL

Su Zhang

APL

Loren Zumwalt

LMS