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Stewart Bushman

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Propulsion Engineer
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    1995, University of Rochester
  • M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
    1999, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Propulsion Section Supervisor in the Mechanical Systems Group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Space Exploration Sector. Lead propulsion engineer for multiple interplanetary spacecraft including New Horizons, STEREO, and Dragonfly. Proficient in test, design, review, and procurement of liquid monopropellant/bipropellant, electric propulsion, and micropropulsion systems.

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) Description
2018 MESSENGER Group Achievement Award, NASA, To the MESSENGER Project Team for exceptional contributions to the first mission to orbit Mercury, executing unprecedented observations adding to humankind's understanding of our solar system's innermost planet.
2017 Walter G. Berl Award - Outstanding Paper in the Johns Hopkins APL Tech Digest, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), For: Gold, R. E., Bushman, S. S., et al., “Maximizing MESSENGER’s Science Return with Technologies and Innovation,” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 34, Number 1 (2017), pp. 71-87.
2016 Certificate of Achievement, NASA, Space Communications and Navigation - STEREO-B Recovery Team: For demonstration of the proficiency of uplink array commanding with widely spaced antennas to attempt the recovery of the STEREO-B spacecraft.
2016 New Horizons Group Achievement Award, NASA, To the New Horizons Team for exceptional contributions in the successful completion of the initial reconnaissance of the Pluto system, providing humanity's first up-close look at Pluto and its moons.
2013 Group Achievement Award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Van Allen Probes Project Team
2011 - Present Member, AIAA Liquid Propulsion Technical Committee, Awards Subcommittee Chair
2007 Group Achievement Award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), New Horizons Spacecraft Development Team