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Voyager Space Appoints Marshall Smith as CTO 

By Rachel Jewett | January 23, 2024

      Voyager Space appoints Marshall Smith as CTO. Photo: Voyager Space

      Voyager Space appoints Marshall Smith as CTO to lead technical strategy and to guide the Starlab team through the design, development, and operations of the commercial space station. Smith previously served as the company’s vice president of Exploration. 

      Smith has a deep background in space missions and spent 37 years at NASA where led systems engineering and integration for SLS, Orion, and Exploration Ground Systems. He also led the formulation of the Artemis and Moon to Mars plans, including NASA’s Gateway and the Human Landing System.  Prior to joining Voyager, Smith was the senior vice president of Commercial Space Stations at Nanoracks, now part of Voyager’s Exploration Segment. 

      “Our capability at Voyager spans from complex space infrastructure to laser communication, solid propulsion, commercial microgravity research, and so much more,” Marshall said. “I am looking forward to working with our Voyager team to develop solutions to complex problems facing our customers, and to guiding the Starlab team into the commercial Low-Earth Orbit economy.”

      Smith is also joining the board of directors for Starlab Space, the joint venture with Airbus to design, build and operate the Starlab commercial space station. Former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently joined the board as well