Andy Crocker is deputy program manager of the Human Landing System (HLS) for Dynetics. In this role, he leads a diverse team in the development and demonstration of the system that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024. As Dynetics is the prime contractor for HLS, he manages overall team staffing, coordinates the activities of HLS program office, ensures the integration of industry subcontractors and of NASA collaborators into the team, and is responsible for the long-term strategic campaign for lunar operations. He is also the Director of Strategy for Space at Dynetics.
In previous roles at Dynetics, Crocker was manager of the Propulsion and Product Implementation Department within the Space Systems Division, where he was responsible for development, manufacture, integration, test, and delivery of space propulsion and launch vehicle subsystems and other space components for NASA, commercial, and Department of Defense customers. He also directed business development related to spacecraft propulsion, launch systems, and other space systems.
Previously, Crocker served in senior-level positions in engineering and business development at Orion Propulsion, Andrews Space, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Aerojet, SpaceWorks Engineering, and Pratt & Whitney. He earned undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Multidisciplinary Studies from N.C. State University and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management from the University of Florida and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, respectively. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Huntsville Chapter of the National Space Club and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the non-profit Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center.