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Rocketplane\'s David Urie on The Space Show

Published by Robin on Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:47 pm
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The Sunday, September 25, 2005, 12-1:30 PM PDT Space Show (live or archived) welcomes David M. Urie, Executive Vice President of Rocketplane Limited, Inc. Dave Urie started Oklahoma operations of Rocketplane Limited, Inc. June 1, 2004. Since then he has built a staff of nearly 30 experienced engineering professionals and assembled a contractor team to design and build Rocketplane’s space adventure tourist vehicle. The project is on track to fly in late 2006 and enter commercial service mid-2007. Prior to joining Rocketplane, David Urie was President of Concept Fusion, Inc., providing technical development services to established companies and start-ups such as Pioneer Rocketplane. In 1996, after a 30-year career with the Lockheed Martin Corporation he retired to form his own company. During his Lockheed career, Urie led teams on such projects as Lockheed’s X-30 National Aerospace Plane, the HL-20 Personnel Launch System, and was Chief Engineer and then Program Manager of the SR-71 reconnaissance system before initiating and heading the Single Stage to Orbit and X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs. As a Director of the Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works SSTO/RLV Advanced Technology Demonstration Program, Urie conceived and developed the aerospike rocket propelled lifting body that was selected by NASA as winner of the X-33 competition. He holds the patent on the design, formed, and headed a multi-company team encompassing all aspects of SSTO/RLV. Throughout his distinguished career, Urie has received numerous honors and awards including the prestigious Engineer of the Year award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has published many articles, prepared and taught several short courses, and has given many lectures and presentations, and has served as aerospace engineering curricula advisor to two universities. Listeners can talk to Mr. Urie or the host using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program to drspace@thespaceshow.com or chatting on AOL/ICQ/CompuServe Chat using the screen name spaceshowchat.

coming on The Space Show:
Tuesday, Sept. 27: Eric Westling, space elevator and more.
Wednesday, Sept. 28: Gene Meyers, Space Islands Group.
Tuesday, Oct. 11: Gary Hudson, t/Space, rockets, and more.

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