Thomas Markusic

Firefly Aerospace

Speaker: New Launch Options to Orbit Part 1: Ridesharing and Small Satellite Launch Specialists

Tom Markusic, an Ohio native, has twenty years of aerospace technical and business
experience. Prior to co-founding Firefly, Tom served in a variety of technical and leadership roles in new-space companies: Vice President of Propulsion at Virgin Galactic, Senior Systems Engineer at Blue Origin, Director of the Texas Test Site and Principal Propulsion Engineer at SpaceX. Prior to his new-space work, Tom was a civil servant at NASA and the USAF, where he worked as research scientist and propulsion engineer. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. Firefly is his vision, where he serves as both the CEO and CTO.