Joseph Parrish currently serves as the Program Manager of the Mars Exploration Program at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Parrish served as the Program Manager for the Robotic Servicing for Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Mr. Parrish also served as the Deputy Manager of the Mars Program Formulation Office at JPL, as the NASA Deputy Chief Technologist in the Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, as the Vice President of Research & Development at Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in Cambridge, MA, and as the President of
Payload Systems Inc. in Cambridge, MA.
Mr. Parrish holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.