Top Space Veteran to Lead Sierra Space Launch and Flight Operations as the Company Advances the First Commercial Spaceplane
Sierra Space announced two key appointments as the company moves toward launch of the Dream Chaser® spaceplane in 2023. Mukwatsibwoha “Kwatsi” Alibaruho joins as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Mission & Launch and Recovery Operations and Jeff Davis is appointed Vice President (VP) of Flight Operations. Both appointments will report directly to Sierra Space’s Chief […]
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