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

Cheryl Reed

DART Project Manager

Andy Cheng

Andy Rivkin

DART Investigation Team Leads

Elena Adams

Mission Systems Engineer

Dan O'Shaughnessy

Deputy Mission Systems Engineer
Spacecraft Systems Engineer


DART Investigation Team

Core TeamRole
Andrew Rivkin (APL)DART Investigation lead
Andrew Cheng (APL)AIDA/DART Coordination lead
Nancy Chabot (APL)DART Project Scientist
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 Operations 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 Co-Is and Collaborators

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)
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)
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)
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)

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