2022 CSF Award Winners Announced in Recognition of Milestone Accomplishments in Commercial Space

WASHINGTON, D.C.  February 2, 2022 (CSF PR) – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) announced today individual and organization winners of awards in recognition of milestone accomplishments in commercial space. The 2022 winners are:

  • Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO) for The Commercial Space Policy Awardrecognizes a policymaker who has made significant and lasting contributions over the past year to the advancement of commercial space policy.
  • Blue Origin New Shepard Team for The Commercial Space Pioneer Award: recognizes outstanding technical contributions over the past year that has enabled commercial access to space.
  • Elon Musk, SpaceX, for The Commercial Space Business & Finance Awardrecognizes an investor, financier, or benefactor of commercial space activities whose support has benefited the industry as a whole.
  • Jeff Foust, SpaceNews, for The Excellence in Commercial Space Journalism Awardrecognizes a member of the media who has published critical stories on commercial space, contributed to expanding public awareness of the industry, and demonstrated the highest levels of journalistic integrity.
  • The Future Space Leaders Foundation for The Patti Grace Smith STEM Awardrecognizes a student, teacher, or program who/that has demonstrated a commitment to scientific excellence and the expansion of knowledge for the next generation of commercial space pioneers.
  • Tim Hughes, SpaceX  and Clay Mowry, Voyager Space Holdings, for The James Kuzma Space Community Award: recognizes outstanding contributions to the commercial space industry through advocacy and community building.

Voyager Space Appoints Monique Brown as Director of Business Development

Monique Brown (Credit: Voyager Space)

DENVER, Jan. 10, 2022 (Voyager Space PR) — Voyager Space, a global leader in space exploration, today announced the appointment of Monique Brown as Director of Business Development for national security programs. Brown, a former Director of Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin, will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities and expanding Voyager’s customer base in the national security space sector.

Voyager recently expanded its defense capabilities, acquiring technology company Valley Tech Systems which develops controllable solid hypersonic propulsion and open architecture ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) for defense and commercial sectors. Valley Tech Systems announced in December a $94 million contract from Lockheed Martin for an advanced solid-propulsion subsystem for its Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) contract with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).


Voyager Space Appoints Clay Mowry as Chief Revenue Officer

Clay Mowry

DENVER, Dec. 20, 2021 (Voyager Space PR) — Voyager Space, a global leader in space exploration, today announced the appointment of Clay Mowry as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Mowry, a space industry veteran and seasoned business strategist, joins Voyager from Blue Origin where he served as the Vice President of Global Sales. As CRO, Mowry will lead revenue and sales operations for the company and its subsidiaries. 

Voyager recently received a contract from NASA to build Starlab, the first-of-its-kind commercial space station. Voyager also recently announced the intent to acquire Space Micro, a highly innovative engineering-driven business focused on advancing high-performance satellite communications, digital, and electro-optical systems. Voyager continues its growth trajectory while also layering in a new focus around sales with the support and guidance from Mowry as he leads the team towards its revenue goals. 


Mowry Leaves Arianespace for Blue Origin

Clay Mowry
Clay Mowry

Clay Mowry has left his position as president of Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary to take a position at rival Blue Origin. Wiener Kernisan has been promoted to take over as president of Arianespace, Inc., the company said in a press release.

Mowry became president of Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary in August 2001, according to his Linkedin profile. He previously served as executive director of the Satellite Industry Association for nearly six years before joining the European launch provider.