Senior Vice President, Spacecraft Division, Firefly Aerospace
Shea has more than 28 years of experience in design, integration, test, and leadership of US and international space systems. Shea is an expert in LV and SC design, qualification, integration, test, and flight, and holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University. Shea’s career is full of examples of mission success and mentoring his future replacements. Throughout his career, Shea has held numerous engineering and leadership positions at multiple companies working on over 50 missions and vehicles such as Minotaur, Iridium, Atlas V, SBIRS Low, Delta IV, Mars Exploration Rovers, Pegasus, SIRTF, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Tacsat–2, KEI, Antares, ORS1, HTV, Patriot Target Vehicle, Taurus IIE/RD0124, Orbcomm, Iridium NEXT, Dnepr, DSCOVR, Falcon 9, Skybox (PSLV/Vega/Minotaur), L-111, ORS-5 and OmegA to list a few.