Dr. Billie Reed

Billie Reed is the executive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). The VCSFA, a subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, was established in July 1995, to promote industry and economic development and to enhance scientific and technology education, primarily through the operations of MARS. As executive director, Dr. Reed is responsible for executive management of spaceport design and development, development and negotiation of agreements, permits, and licenses, oversight of space launch operations at MARS, and new business development in the aerospace sector. Dr. Reed also holds an appointment as assistant professor of Engineering Management in the College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University (16 years). He served in the United States Navy for 20 years as a commissioned officer in nuclear powered submarines and he has over 37 years of participating in and supervising advanced technology development, application, and operation of military, industrial, and civil systems. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's Degree in Engineering Management, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management.

Broadcast 1407 (Special Edition)

Guests: Jack McCreary; Paul Lithgow; Dr. Billy Reed. Topics: Reagan Test Center, Comtech Aero Astro projects, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), commercial space. This program consists of three back to back interviews from the SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah for August 2010. The three interviews play with about ten seconds or so between each program. You will hear some background noise though we did our best to hide out in a far corner of the cafeteria for the interviews. Still, students and conference goers are loud, especially when using their cell phones.

Broadcast 999 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Pat Patterson, Jim Marshall, Dr. John Jurist, Dr. Billie Reed, Chris McCormick, Christian Lenz. This program consists of three sets of interviews from the August 2008 SmallSat Conference located on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Our first discussion includes Dr. Pat Patterson of Utah State University and Jim Marshall, the Director of Business Development for the Space Dynamics Lab (SDL), plus others from the SDL who explain their projects as well as talk about being a student, intern, or PI in the program.

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