Jim Bridenstine, who led NASA from April 2018 to January 2021 and is a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, has been appointed chairman of Voyager Space Holdings’ advisory board.
He will work with a group of aerospace and defense sector veterans to guide the Denver-based company on its mission to become known as a publicly traded company within the “NewSpace” industry, Voyager said Wednesday.
His appointment to the advisory board comes after Ellen Lord, former acquisition chief at the Department of Defense and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, joined Voyager’s board of directors.
As NASA’s 13th administrator, Bridenstine spearheaded agencywide space, aeronautic and scientific initiatives such as the Artemis lunar exploration program.
He previously served on the House Armed Services and Science, Space and Technology committees. During his U.S. Navy career, he logged 1,900 flight hours and supported the branch’s combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In January, Acorn Growth Companies named Bridenstine as a senior adviser for the Oklahoma City-based private equity firm.