Doug Hurley joined Propulsion Systems in August 2021 as the senior director of Business Development.
Doug was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2000, and piloted space shuttle mission STS-127 in July 2009 as well as STS-135 in July 2011, the final flight of the space shuttle program. He launched into space for the third time as spacecraft commander of the first crewed spaceflight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the Demo-2 mission, the first crewed spaceflight from American soil since STS-135.
Also while with NASA, Doug was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office, which included Kennedy Operations Support as a “Cape Crusader,” where he was the lead Astronaut Support Personnel for shuttle missions STS‐107 and STS‐121. He worked Shuttle Landing and Rollout, served on the Columbia Reconstruction Team at Kennedy Space Center and served in the Exploration branch in support of the selection of the Orion Multi‐Purpose Crew Vehicle. He also served as the NASA Director of Operations at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.
Before joining NASA, Doug was a fighter pilot and test pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has spent a total of 93 days in space. He was also the first Marine to fly the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.
Doug graduated magna cum laude with honors from Tulane University, earning his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1988. He was also a distinguished graduate from both Tulane's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program and from USMC Officer Candidates School.
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Doug G. Hurly
Senior Director of Business Development
Northrop Grumman Space Systems