Dale Nash

Executive Director
Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

Dale Nash is the CEO and Executive Director of Virginia Space, owner and operator of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, collocated at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. During his tenure, Dale has overseen the successful completion and rebuild of Pad-0A where the Northrop Grumman Antares/Cygnus resupply missions are launched to the International Space Station; completion of significant upgrades to Pad-0B where the Northrop Grumman Minotaur rockets are launched, including the LADEE mission to the moon on a Minotaur V; completion of a purpose built 3,000 foot long Unmanned Aircraft Systems airfield; recent construction completion of a new Payload Processing Facility; and construction underway on Launch Complex 2, the first launch site on U.S. soil for the Rocket Lab Electron rocket. Dale’s background includes 37 years of experience in the aerospace industry. He was CEO of Alaska Aerospace, owner and operator of the Kodiak Launch Complex, for 6 years before joining Virginia Space. Prior to that, Dale spent 14 years in Florida in senior management positions working launch operations and program development on NASA’s Space Shuttle and Orion programs with United Space Alliance, Lockheed and Thiokol Corp. He began his career in Utah working 11 years on DoD ballistic missile systems and solid rocket motors with Hercules and Thiokol. Dale has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Utah, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida.

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