Summer is a time for fun in the sun, for vacations, hobbies and taking a step back from the usual business of the industry. In this podcast, SSPI Director of Development and Innovation Lou Zacharilla checks in with United Launch Alliance President & CEO Tory Bruno in Colorado about his summer plans and upcoming drone research for exploring Mars.

Tory Bruno came to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) in 2014 after a long career managing programs for some of the most advanced and powerful weapons systems in the American arsenal. When he was tapped to lead ULA – a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security – the company was at a crossroads. What had been an effective monopoly on national security and NASA missions had turned competitive as new commercial competitors entered the business. Tory launched a major restructuring of the company to improve its customer service, shorten launch cycles and cut launch costs in half – while maintaining its unprecedented 100% success rate on launches. He was inducted into the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame in 2020. Click here to learn more about Tory.




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