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Stephanie Murphy

Principal Owner and Executive Chairman of The Board, Aegis Aerospace, Inc.

Stephanie Murphy is the principal owner and Executive Chairman of the Board of Aegis Aerospace, Inc., which she formed in 2021 by combining her companies, MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) and Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC. Ms. Murphy founded the commercial space company Alpha Space in 2015 and acquired MEIT, a space and defense tech company founded in 1992, in 2019. Alpha Space developed MISSE, the first woman-owned facility in space, and was the first company to sign a Reimbursable Commercial Space Act Agreement for the International Space Station. 

Ms. Murphy currently serves on the Board of Directors for Space Center Houston; Board of Managers for AM Biotechnologies, LLC and Diosa Procurement, LLC; and is the President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the Aggie Women Network. She is an ambassador to Leadership Texas, a member of the Johnson Space Center Joint Leadership Team; a Houston Council member of the non-profit GirlStart; and a Founding Board Member and Co-Chair for the Bay Area Chapter of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Murphy holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. She was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal and nationally recognized by Women in Aerospace as the Leadership Award recipient in 2019. HENAAC’s Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) named Ms. Murphy Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020. 


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