President, Blue Origin
Robert (Rob) Meyerson is the President of Blue Origin, which develops reusable launch systems that land vertically using rocket engines. Vehicles under development include the New Shepard system for suborbital human and research flights, as well as orbital human transportation systems. Prior to joining Blue Origin, Meyerson was an Integration Manager at Kistler Aerospace, responsible for the Landing and Thermal Protection systems of a privately funded two-stage Reusable Launch Vehicle, as well as all technical activities related to Kistler's Space Launch Initiative contract with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Meyerson also served 10 years at NASA's Johnson Space Center where he worked on the Space Shuttle and X-38/Crew Rescue Vehicle programs, leading the aerodynamic design of the Orbiter Drag Parachute, as well as the overall design, integration, and flight test of a gliding parachute for the X-38 project. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master's Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Houston.