Dana Andrews (Executive
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer):
Dana Andrews joined Andrews Space as Chief Technology Officer
in March 2000 after almost 34 years service with the Boeing Company.
For the past two years at Boeing he has been in Southern
California as Director of Reusable Launch Systems for the Boeing
Phantom Works, where he oversaw the Boeing TSTO RLV, Future-X,
Military Space Plane, and Solar-Thermal Orbital Transfer Vehicle (SOTV)
programs. Prior to that
he was in Boeing Aerospace Group in Seattle where his responsibilities
included: oversight of the Boeing Air-Launch Studies 1996-98, Chief
Engineer for the Boeing side of the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing team
X-33/RLV 1995-96, initiated and managed the Boeing team for the
Commercial Space Transportation Study (CSTS) 1993-94, Program Manager
for the 1990 to 1991 BMDO SSTO Study, Functional Manager for
Aerodynamics for the Boeing Aerospace Group 1987-89, Boeing Habitation
Module Manager for International Space Station Program in Huntsville,
AL 1985-87, and Program Manager for the Aero-Assisted Orbital Transfer
Vehicle (AOTV) 1982-85. Dr.
Andrews also has an extensive background with the Boeing Company in
aircraft design (1967-68 & 1974-78) and advanced propulsion
(1968-74 & 1980-81).
Dr. Andrews currently serves as Chairman of
the Space Transportation Committee of the International Astronautics
Federation (IAF), which is the international organization of national
societies for astronautics (AIAA is a member).
He is the past Chairman of the Space Transportation Technical
Committee of the AIAA (1998-99), and a member of both the IAF
Interstellar Exploration and the AIAA Advanced Propulsion technical
committees. He has
published approximately 30 papers dealing with space transportation
and advanced propulsion. He
holds three patents on space transportation devices and is the
co-inventor of the magnetic sail (Magsail) with Robert Zubrin.
Andrews graduated with a B.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from
the University of Washington in 1966, with a M.S. in Aeronautics &
Astronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 1967, and
with a PhD. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University
in 1974. His experimental
thesis demonstrated measuring the size and velocity of particles in a
rocket exhaust by using laser backscatter.