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Stratolaunch Names Jean Floyd CEO

9/15/2015

Stratolaunch Names Jean Floyd CEO

9/15/2015

Jean Floyd has been named CEO of Stratolaunch Systems, which will change how the world approaches and utilizes space by challenging the current model of orbital launches. Floyd joins us with over thirty years of industry experience and is uniquely qualified to oversee and lead the testing and evaluation phase of the carrier aircraft. Floyd succeeds Gary Wentz who successfully led the project since 2011.

Floyd is a seasoned aerospace professional who has experience leading air launched space vehicle, launch operations, and spacecraft programs. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Floyd's legacy in space began on active duty in the Air Force and continued as the program manager for Orbital's Pegasus system. Most recently, Floyd was vice president and general manager for the civil and defense division at Orbital ATK, where he managed P&L responsibilities of Human Space Systems, National Security Space, Science and Environmental, and Advanced Flight Systems.

Using a large carrier aircraft acting as a mobile launch range, Stratolaunch will demonstrate an air launch system capable of transporting payloads to low Earth orbit. This new architecture will expand mission and operational flexibility by decoupling launch service from its dependence on the traditional ground launch ranges.

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