Lauren is a spacecraft & launch vehicle systems engineer, corporate operations consultant, startup advisor, and science communicator. Most recently she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Firefly Aerospace, and before that, held senior engineering leadership positions on Blue Origin's lunar lander and Orbital Reef programs. Prior to Blue, she was a senior engineer at SpaceX where she worked on the development and certification of Crew Dragon; launch of the Starlink internet product and service; chief engineering and mission assurance for Falcon 9 and Dragon; and mission management for Falcon 9 missions. She also co-hosted the launch webcasts, including the Falcon Heavy Demo, Demo 2 mission, and the Emmy Award-winning Demo 1.
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