Andrew Rush is the President of Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) and Chief Operating Officer of Redwire.
In his current role, Rush oversees strategic direction and operational management for the industry-leading space manufacturing company. Through his leadership, he has expanded the company’s portfolio across three sectors: satellite manufacturing, payload development and operations, and deep space exploration solutions. This operational integration has resulted in eight successful spaceflight missions with four facilities flown and operating on the International Space Station.
Prior to this role, he served as general counsel for MIS.
Since his appointment in 2015, MIS has expanded its operational footprint within the United States with the addition of new office locations, including a 19,000 square foot headquarters and satellite manufacturing and operations facility. Through a strategic roadmap prioritizing high tech jobs, he has increased the company’s workforce by nearly 800% in the last five years.
His strategic vision has strengthened the commercial investment on ISS capabilities and resources to enable greater commercial utilization. He has also established public-private partnerships that are yielding transformational capabilities for satellite manufacturing. Rush’s extensive experience in aligning business roadmaps with emerging technologies to grow nascent markets has made him a leading voice in commercial space.
Rush is a representative member of the NASA Advisory Council and serves as Chairman of the council’s Regulatory and Policy Committee. Rush currently serves as a member of the Physics Advisory Group at the University of North Florida (UNF). He has also been awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award from UNF.
Prior to becoming MIS President & CEO, Rush was a partner at PCT Law Group and worked at Masten Space Systems.
Rush earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of North Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University.