Astrobee Executive Members

First MIT Astrobee Team



Charles Oestreich

MS Student, Aero Astro Department, MIT

Charles Oestreich is currently a graduate student at the MIT Space Systems Laboratory and a Draper Fellow. His research focuses on guidance, navigation, and control (GNC), space robotics, and artificial intelligence. He is also an ENS in the US Navy and will be joining the submarine force upon completion of his Master's degree....



Bryce Doerr

Postdoc, Aero Astro Department, MIT

Bryce Doerr is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research work includes 1) Investigation in Path Planning & Trajectory Optimization for Additive Manufacturing and On-Orbit Robotic Assembly. 2) Development and testing of guidance and control algorithms on the Astrobee Free-Flying Robotic testbed



Mario Melendrez Contreras

Graduate Student, Aero Astro Department, MIT

Mario Melendrez Contreras is an Aeronautics and Astronautics graduate student at the MIT. He graduated from MIT with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in working in the fields of spacecraft engineering, mechanisms, robotics, and almost anything to do with space. He enjoys working on hands-on problems that have high impact on the industry.



Raymond Tran

Student, EECS, MIT

Raymond Tran is a Sophomore at MIT majoring in electrical engineering and computer science. He is involved with MIT NASA Astrobee project. Currently, he is working as a Lab Assistant for MIT 6.00 Introduction to CS and Programming using Python



Mizanul H. Chowdhury

Astrobee System Architect

Mizanul Chowdhury was involved in software development, CI/CD pipeline and implementing micro service architecture of Astrobee robot simulation platform. He is the one who first implemented docker based Astrobee simulation platform in 2019.