Dr. Andrew Feustel



Dr. Andrew Jay (Drew) Feustel is a retired Astronaut with 23 years of experience at NASA. He served as Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office from 2020-2022, and acting Chief Astronaut from late 2022 through early 2023.

Drew’s spaceflight experience includes 2 Space Shuttle missions: STS-125 Hubble Space Telescope repair and STS-134 final flight of Endeavour to the International Space Station (ISS). Most recently, in 2018, he flew on a Russian Soyuz rocket to the ISS and served as Commander during Expedition 56 on a 197 day mission.

Drew began his career in the Canadian mining industry and later worked with the Exxon Mobil Exploration Corporation in Houston, Texas as an exploration geophysicist before joining the Astronaut Corps in 2000.

Dr. Feustel holds an Associate Science degree from Oakland Community College, Michigan, a Bachelor of Science in Solid Earth Sciences and a Master of Science in Geophysics from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, specializing in Seismology.