DENVER, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced Jim Bridenstine will join the company's advisory board as chairman. The former NASA Administrator will join an esteemed group of industry experts guiding Voyager as it continues on its mission to create a vertically integrated, publicly traded NewSpace company.
As NASA's 13th Administrator, Bridenstine led the agency in advancing American aeronautic, science, and space exploration objectives including the introduction of NASA's new human lunar exploration mission, the Artemis program.
"Jim Bridenstine is not only an incredibly talented and experienced leader in the space and defense industries, but a dedicated civil servant and decorated veteran," said Dylan Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings. "We are truly honored to have him join as Chairman of the Voyager advisory board and are grateful to have his one-of-a-kind expertise and guidance as we continue with our aggressive and ambitious growth plan."
Bridenstine recently announced he would be joining private equity firm, Acorn Growth Companies to advise Aerospace and Defense Fund V, a new investment vehicle focused on the aerospace and defense sectors as well as satellite operator Viasat.
"The commercial space sector is a critical component to the United States' success as a global leader and plays a fundamental role in securing the safety of our nation. Voyager's role in identifying and supporting the innovative work these commercial space companies are doing is both unique and incredibly valuable," said Bridenstine. "I am very much looking forward to working with the rest of the impressive advisory board members to support Voyager's growth goals."
Prior to serving at NASA, Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma's First Congressional District. In Congress he served on the Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Bridenstine's career in federal service began in the U.S. Navy. He flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and accrued 1,900 flight hours and 333 carrier-arrested landings.
The news of Bridenstine's appointment comes shortly after Voyager announced former undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and Textron Systems CEO, Ellen Lord would be joining the company's Board of Directors in March.
About Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in space exploration. Voyager's long-term mission is to create a vertically integrated publicly traded NewSpace company capable of delivering any mission humans can conceive. Voyager is led by founders and space industry veterans Dylan Taylor and Matthew Kuta, with a Board of Directors that includes National Security Expert and four-star Air Force General William Shelton, leading investor Gabe Finke, world-leading planetary Scientist, Dr. Alan Stern, noted public company director and former undersecretary of technology Dr. Cheryl Shavers, experienced technology executive, board director, and financial leader, Marian Joh, and former undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, Ellen Lord. To learn more about Voyager Space Holdings, Inc., please visit:https://voyagerspaceholdings.com/
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