Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Names New Operations Director

Launch complexes on Wallops Island, Virginia

New Va. Commercial Space Flight Authority operations director named

Retired U.S. Navy Cdr. Zigmond V. Leszczynski has been appointed director of operations for the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority.

The authority owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

Billie M. Reed, executive director of the VCSFA, made the announcement at the authority’s Board of Directors meeting at Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology headquarters in Herndon.

Leszczynski during his Navy career has played a key role in the development and implementation of Navy Space Operations processes. His experience includes deputy director of Space Forces for Joint Space Operations in two major exercises and the development of a simulation tool for NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Lab.

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