As VP of Engineering and Program Management, Kursten leads the systems integration, project management, and scale-up implementation of our technology.
Kursten started her career at The Boeing Company supporting underwater submarines, 747-8F airplanes and classified satellites. She worked at SpaceX for over 7 years where she led the NASA & USAF Certification of the first private launch vehicle, Falcon 9, and later, the new product introduction of the NASA Crew & USAF-capable Falcon 9 Block 5 vehicle.
Kursten has worked at Boeing and for Sierra Space as the Vice President of the Dream Chaser Crew program responsible for the creation and execution of the commercial crew strategic roadmap.
Kursten is a New York native who grew up in Buffalo and attended Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.