The New Space Race

Thomas Markusic founded Firefly Space Systems, Inc., in 2014, for one simple reason: to make space more accessible. The former SpaceX engineer is using next-generation rocket technologies and leading-edge engineering practices to move Firefly toward the mass production of affordable launch systems for small satellites. Its goal is to get these launch systems to market quickly, using the simplest and most cost-effective technologies available. While few companies are rewriting the rules of their industry to the same degree as Firefly, this company has valuable lessons for every organization that’s seeking to increasingly invigorate development efforts.


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