John Garvey

John Garvey is the CEO of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation. Garvey Spacecraft is a small aerospace company in Long Beach, CA that focuses on launch vehicle research and development. The company has carried out the first powered liquid-propellant aerospike flight tests, first flight with the LOX/methane propellants, the first composite LOX tank flight demonstration, and is now focusing on a nanosat launch vehicle concept. It is a partner in the California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative (CALVEIN) with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and it has also provided engineering services to multiple commercial and government aerospace organizations. John Garvey has been with McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing) on the Delta IV as senior manager for telemetry, tracking & command, as a Delta III: senior manager - avionics integration and systems engineering, and on the DC-XA (Delta Clipper - Experimental): flight engineer at White Sands. In addition, he has been a planetary exploration technology manager – involved in cooperative planetary rover experiments with Russian partners, on-orbit assembly and various manned mission systems studies and he has worked on Space Station Freedom – avionics integration. His experience also includes RCA Astro-Electronics (now part of Lockheed Martin) involved with communication satellites and Shuttle closed circuit TV system.

Broadcast 1432 (Special Edition)

Guest: John Garvey. Topics: Garvey Spacecraft Co. updates, students, nanosats, cubesats, building & launching rockets. We welcomed John Garvey, CEO of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation back to the program. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshowoutsidethebox.blogspot.com. In our first segment, John reviewed the activities of Garvey Spacecraft since his last visit with us in 20007. The company is now focusing on a nanosat capability.

Broadcast 739 (Special Edition)

John Garvey, CEO of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation in Long Beach, CA was the guest on the program. Check out Garvey Space at www.garvspace.com. John was last on The Space Show Dec. 21, 2004 so we started our discussion and overview of things that have happened in the space industry since then, plus changes and progress in Garvey Spacecraft. This is an interesting and important overview. John explained how he works with California State University of Long Beach (CSULB) students with his rocket projects.

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