Mr. Joseph Parrish




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DARPA, Tactical Technology Office (TTO)

Mr. Joseph Parrish

Mr. Joseph Parrish joined DARPA in April 2018 as a Program Manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include spaceflight hardware development, robotic systems, and on-orbit satellite servicing.


Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Parrish was the deputy manager of the Mars Program Formulation Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he most recently led the development of the Rendezvous and Orbiting Sample (OS) Capture System for the Mars Sample Return mission. During his time at NASA, Mr. Parrish also served as the NASA Deputy Chief Technologist, and manager of the Early Stage Innovation Division in the Office of the Chief Technologist. Before coming to NASA, Mr. Parrish held positions as the vice president of research and development at Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation and the president of Payload Systems Incorporated.


Mr. Parrish holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.