Thomas E. Markusic

founder and chief executive officer

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.

Thomas E. Markusic. Founder and chief executive officer