Our Team

NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) supervises all NASA-funded projects to find and characterize asteroids and comets that pass near Earth's orbit. APL is building and managing the DART spacecraft as well as coordinating the investigation teams.

NASA Leads

Lindley Johnson

NASA Planetary Defense Officer

Gordon Johnston

NASA Program Executive

Tom Statler

NASA Program Scientist

Allen Bacskay (MSFC)

NASA Solar System Exploration Program Manager

Scott Bellamy (MSFC)

NASA Mission Manager

JHUAPL Mission Team

Edward Reynolds

DART Project Manager

Elena Adams

Mission Systems Engineer

Dan O'Shaughnessy

Deputy Mission Systems Engineer
Spacecraft Systems Engineer

DART Investigation Team

Andrew Cheng (APL)

DART Investigation Team Lead

Andrew Rivkin (APL)

DART Investigation Team Lead

Nancy Chabot (APL)

Coordination Lead

Angela Stickle (APL)

Impact Modeling Working Group lead

Cristina Thomas (NAU)

Observations Working Group lead

Derek Richardson (UMD)

Dynamics Working Group lead

Olivier Barnouin (APL)

Proximity Imaging Working Group lead

Eugene Fahnestock (JPL)

Ejecta Working Group lead

Steven Chesley (JPL)

JPL Dynamics lead

Brent Barbee (GSFC)

Verification & Validation (V&V) lead

DART Investigation Team Members

Paul Abell (JSC)
Eleonora Ammannito (ASI)
Erik Asphaug (ASU)
Julie Bellerose (JPL)
Lance Benner (JPL)
Jens Biele (DLR)
Bill Bottke (SwRI)
John Brucato (INAF)
Megan Bruck Syal (LLNL)
Michael Busch (SETI)
Humberto Campins (UCF)
Adriano Campo Bagatin (U. Alicante)
Ian Carnelli (ESA)
Kieran Carroll (Gedex)
Benoit Carry (OCA)
Valerie Ciarletti (Sorbonne)
Gareth Collins (Imperial College)
Mike Daly (York Univ.)
Terik Daly (APL)
Marco Delbo (OCA)
Julia de Leon (IAC)
Vincenzo della Corte (INAF)
Elisabetta Dotto (INAF)
Line Drube (DLR)
Dan Durda (SWRI)
Siegfried Eggl (JPL)
Carolyn Ernst (APL)
Nic Erasmus (SAAO)
Tony Farnham (UMD)
Alan Fitzsimmons (Queen's U)
Galen Gisler (LANL)
Mikael Granvik (U. Helsinki)
Simon Green (Open University)
Douglas Hamilton (UMD)
Alan Harris (DLR)
Christine Hartzell (UMD)
Alain Herique (U. Genoble)
Daniel Hestroffer (Obs. Paris)
Toshi Hirabayashi (Auburn)
Naru Hirata (Aizu Univ.)
Keith Holsapple (UW)
Kevin Housen (Boeing)
Ellen Howell (UofA)
Seth Jacobson (Northwestern U.)
Daniel Jontof-Hutter (PSU)
Ozgur Karatekin (Royal Obs. Belgium)
Matthew Knight (Lowell/UMD)
Tomas Kohout (U. Helsinki)
Ludmilla Kolokolova (UMD)
Emily Kramer (JPL)
Michael Kueppers (ESA/ESAC)
Anne Lemaître (U. Namur)
Jian-Yang Li (PSI)
Javier Licandro (IAC)
Tim Lister (LCOGT)
Amy Mainzer (JPL)
Rosemary Mardling (Monash U)
Jay McMahon (U Colorado)
Fernando Moreno (IAA)
Patrick Michel (OCA)
Paul Miller (LLNL)
Nicholas Moskovitz (Lowell)
Naor Movshovitz (UCSC)
Karri Muinonen (U. Helsinki)
Naomi Murdoch (U. Toulouse)
Shantanu Naidu (JPL)
Michael Nolan (UofA)
Carrie Nugent (Olin College)
David Osip (LCO)
J. Michael Owen (LLNL)
Dagmara Oszkiewicz (U. Adama Mickiewicza)
Eric Palmer (PSI)
Antti Penttila (U. Helsinki)
Cathy Plesko (LANL)
David Polishook (Weizmann Inst.)
Petr Pravec (Ondrejov Obs.)
KT Ramesh (JHU)
Emma Rainey (APL)
Jim Richardson (PSI)
Tom Rosch (APL)
Pascal Rosenblatt (OMA)
Alessandro Rossi (IFAC-CNR)
Eileen Ryan (NMT)
William Ryan (NMT)
Paul Sánchez (U Colorado)
Gal Sarid (UCF)
Daniel Scheeres (U Colorado)
Petr Scheirich (Ondrejov Obs.)
Pete Schultz (Brown)
Stephen Schwartz (ASU)
Amanda Sickafoose (MIT/SAAO)
Holgar Sierks (Max Planck Solar System)
Colin Snodgrass (Open U.)
Jordan Steckloff (PSI)
Jessica Sunshine (UMD)
Gonzalo Tancredi (Ciencias)
Simon Tardivel (JPL)
Paolo Tanga (U Nice/OCA)
Audrey Thirouin (Lowell)
Joanna Thomas-Osip (LCO)
Timothy Titus (USGS)
Paolo Tortora (University of Bologna)
Kleomenis Tsiganis (Aristotle U.)
Stephan Ulamec (DLR)
Flaviane Venditti (Arecibo)
Dmitri Veras (U. Warwick)
Jean-Baptiste Vincent (MPS)
Anne Virkki (Arecibo)
George Voyatzis (Aristotle U)
Kevin Walsh (SwRI)
Padma Yamanandra-Fisher (JPL)