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Opening the Final Frontier with Virgin Orbit’s
Space really is the final frontier. Since Star Trek first crossed TV screens in 1966, we have believed that humanity’s destiny lies among the stars. And in the third decade of the third millennium, we are closer to that dream than ever before. Today, after decades of imagining the future, enterprising companies in partnership with governments are putting into place the practical foundations and critical components of a thriving space economy reaching from LEO to cislunar space. The Opening the Final Frontier podcast series will bring you the voices of some of these amazing partners on the journey to the final frontier. The first episode features a conversation with Tony Gingiss, COO of Virgin Orbit.
Tony tells us in the podcast: “’When I came to Virgin Orbit, in some respects, it was the only part of space systems that I hadn’t worked on the manufacturing side. I clearly worked a lot with launch vehicles. I knew a lot about them. I understood, you know, how they worked. And I had worked collaborating with launch companies. I had never been on the manufacturing side, and it really became very obvious to me that the challenge that Virgin Orbit at the time was facing was very analogous to the challenge that we had in ramping up in my previous job. And it was: how do we get from that design and closing that design and ramp into production?”
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