Mission Area Executive, Civil Space Flight
Andrew S. Driesman is the mission area executive for Civil Space Flight at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). A nationally recognized resource for program and organizational management as well as complex space system engineering, Mr. Driesman leads a mission area that oversees APL civil space flight programs in development and operations—including Parker Solar Probe, Europa Clipper, Lunar Vertex, Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer (EZIE) and Dragonfly—and is the primary interface with the Laboratory’s civil space sponsors. Mr. Driesman has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and geological sciences from Tufts University and a master’s degree in technical management from the Johns Hopkins University. He has over 35 years of experience at APL, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Air Force Research Laboratory providing systems engineering solutions and managing complex space missions for the civil and national security space communities.