Former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Appointed to Chair Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Advisory Board

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DENVER, April 7, 2021 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced Jim Bridenstine will join the company’s advisory board as chairman. The former NASA Administrator will join an esteemed group of industry experts guiding Voyager as it continues on its mission to create a vertically integrated, publicly traded NewSpace company.

As NASA’s 13th Administrator, Bridenstine led the agency in advancing American aeronautic, science, and space exploration objectives including the introduction of NASA’s new human lunar exploration mission, the Artemis program.

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Voyager Space Holdings Completes Acquisition of The Launch Company

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DENVER, April 1, 2021 (Voyager Space Holdings PR — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced it has completed the acquisition of The Launch Company, a leader in developing the systems, hardware, and processes to accelerate NewSpace companies to orbit. Voyager announced the company’s intent to acquire The Launch Company in Nov. 2020 and, with its closing, will now add launch services to the holding company’s growing list of capabilities.

“Even since we announced our intent to acquire The Launch Company late last year, we’ve seen the demand for launches increase dramatically and we are confident that this trend is going to continue,” said Matthew Kuta, president and COO of Voyager Space Holdings. “The Launch Company is perfectly positioned to support this tidal wave of launch needs and we are thrilled that we can now support the exciting work that they are doing to help next-generation space companies gain access to orbit faster, cheaper, and more reliably.”

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Why Virgin Galactic Went SPAC

Richard Branson celebrates the first Virgin Galactic trade on the New York Stock Exchange. (Credit Virgin Galactic)

by Douglas Messier
Managing Editor

During the SmallSat Symposium last week, Richard Branson was asked why Virgin Galactic had gone public using a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

“I’m impatient. The SPAC gets through all of the rigmarole of public companies. Yes, I thought, that’s great, let’s do it,” he replied.

Branson was half right. A SPAC makes it a lot easier for a company to go public. But, impatience was probably not the main reason Virgin Galactic went SPAC.

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Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Announces Appointment of Marian Joh to Board of Directors

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DENVER (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced the appointment of Marian Joh to the company’s Board of Directors. Joh joins esteemed industry experts National Security Expert and four-star Air Force General William Shelton, leading investor Gabe Finke, world leading planetary scientist, Dr. Alan Stern, and former undersecretary of technology Dr. Cheryl Shavers. Joh will serve as an advisor to Voyager as the company moves closer to its overall goal of delivering any mission humans can conceive.

Joh joins Voyager on the heels of another recent appointment: in January, the company added noted public company director Dr. Cheryl Shavers to its Board. This continued momentum follows Voyager’s record-breaking 2020, which included the announcement of its intent to acquire X.O. Markets and its largest subsidiary, commercial space services provider, Nanoracks. Additionally, Eric Stallmer was tapped to lead Voyager’s East Coast expansion as Executive Vice President.

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Voyager Subsidiary, Altius Space Machines, Announces Successful First Orbital Launch of DogTags Aboard OneWeb’s Satellites

OneWeb satellites being prepared for launch aboard a Soyuz-2.1b booster from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. (Credit: Roscosmos)

DENVER, Jan. 14, 2021 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced its subsidiary, Altius Space Machines, Inc. (Altius) achieved a significant milestone: a successful first launch of the company’s DogTags™ universal grapple fixtures into space aboard OneWeb’s satellites. This is the first of many planned launches for Altius’ DogTags, as the company is slated to produce grapple fixtures for all of OneWeb’s remaining satellites in its planned constellation.

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Voyager Space Holdings and X.O. Markets, Parent of Nanoracks, Announce Strategic Agreement

DENVER, DECEMBER 23, 2020 (Nanoracks PR) – Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced its intent to acquire a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest subsidiary  Nanoracks

Nanoracks is the world’s leading provider of commercial space services, offering low-cost, high-quality solutions to the most pressing needs for satellite deployment and basic and educational research in more than 30 nations worldwide. As part of the transaction, Voyager will be infusing significant growth capital into the business to support the continued growth of Nanoracks utilization of the International Space Station, on behalf of itself and its customers, and the Nanoracks  Space Outpost Program for private space platforms.

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Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Announces Intent to Acquire The Launch Company

DENVER, Nov. 19, 2020 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced its intent to acquire The Launch Company, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Launch Company specializes in developing standardized hardware, ground support equipment, and processes to help next generation space companies gain access to orbit faster, cheaper, and more reliably. The Launch Company has worked with Virgin Orbit, Relativity Space, Firefly Space, Altius Space Machines, Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska, Aurora Launch Services, and more, while also participating in the DARPA Launch Challenge. This will be Voyager’s first acquisition in the launch category, a crucial component in the space supply chain.

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Eric Stallmer Joins Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Former Commercial Spaceflight Federation President to lead public policy for the organization from new Washington D.C. office

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced the appointment of Eric Stallmer as executive vice president of government affairs and public policy. Stallmer will lead Voyager’s Washington D.C. office and will be responsible for representing the interests of Voyager to key government institutions including Congress, the White House and the many federal agencies that impact the success of Voyager and its subsidiaries.

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Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Launches NewSpace IP Exchange

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DENVER, Aug. 24, 2020 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced the launch of the Voyager Space IP Exchange (VSIPX), the first and only patent and intellectual property marketplace tailored to the space industry.

With access to the full range of critical space mission technologies, buyers and sellers can leverage the searchable VSIPX to expand their current intellectual property portfolios or realize value from underutilized segments of their own portfolios.

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Voyager Subsidiary, Altius Space Machines, Inc. to Support On-Orbit Servicing for the Dynetics Human Landing System

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DENVER, Aug. 12, 2020 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in integrated space services, today announced that its subsidiary,  Altius Space Machines, Inc. (Altius), was selected as a subcontractor to Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, to support the development of a human landing system for NASA’s Artemis program. With Altius support, Dynetics aims to enable the Artemis program that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.

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Voyager Space Holdings Acquires Bob Zubrin Pioneer Astronautics

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DENVER, July 13, 2020 (Voyager Space Holdings PR) —  Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), the world’s first space-focused holding company, today announced the acquisition of  Pioneer Astronautics in a cash and stock transaction. Pioneer Astronautics is a hands-on research and development company dedicated to inventing and proving new technologies to advance humanity’s reach into space and improve life on Earth. Today’s news marks the second acquisition for Voyager since its inception, furthering the company’s mission of creating the world’s first vertically integrated and publicly traded NewSpace company.

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Space Perspective to Fly People and Payloads to the Edge of Space

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (Space Perspective PR) – Space Perspective today announced its plans to fly passengers and research payloads to the edge of space with its Spaceship Neptune, a high-performance balloon and pressurized capsule.

The human space flight company plans to launch from the iconic Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, with the first un-crewed test flight scheduled in early 2021 that will include a suite of research payloads.

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The Federation Announces Commercial Space Leadership Awards

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Commercial Space Leadership Awards in recognition of leading innovators, investors, educators, journalists, and policymakers for their significant contributions to the success of the commercial space industry. The United States is undergoing a renaissance in space, and the commercial industry plays a pivotal role in this major transformation. 

The 2020 winners are:

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Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. Announces Intent to Acquire Altius Space Machines, Inc.

DENVER, Oct. 23, 2019( Voyager Space Holidings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), the first space focused holding company in the world, today announced its intent to acquireAltius Space Machines, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions. Altius Space Machines will be the first company to be acquired by Voyager since the firm launched as the first vertically integrated NewSpace holding company. Voyager’s first in industry model is uniquely tailored to support the growth needs of commercial space companies by offering an alternative solution to traditional private capital models, replacing them with a longer-term approach as a provider of permanent capital.

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Voyager Space Holdings Names Matthew Kuta as President/CEO, Adds 3 to Board

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DENVER (Voyager Space Holdings PR) — Voyager Space Holdings Inc., the first space focused holding company in the world, today announced Matthew Kuta will join the team as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and add three world class leaders to its Board of Directors.

As the market’s first vertically integrated NewSpace holding company, Voyager will help enable engineer founded and run subsidiaries to focus on the development of innovative products and services by centralizing shared service functions at the holding company level. The firm’s first in industry model is uniquely tailored to support the growth needs of commercial space companies by offering an alternative solution to traditional private capital models with a longer-term approach as a provider of permanent capital.

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