Venus Aerospace CEO Appointed to Newly Created Texas Space Commission

Sassie Duggleby, CEO of Venus Aerospace, has been named to the Texas Space Commission's Board of Directors.

HOUSTON, March 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Sarah “Sassie” Duggleby, CEO of Venus Aerospace, has been named to the Texas Space Commission’s Board of Directors. Duggleby is at the forefront of developing reusable hypersonic technology aimed at revolutionizing aviation, defense, and other sectors. The commission, initiated by Governor Greg Abbott and announced at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, strives to solidify Texas’ role as a national leader in the space industry, ensuring its continued contribution to space exploration and development for future generations.

“Texas is home to trailblazers and innovators, and we have a rich history of traversing the final frontier: space,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who appointed Duggleby. “Texas is and will continue to be the epicenter for the space industry across the globe, and I have total confidence that my appointees to the Texas Space Commission Board of Directors and the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium Executive Committee will ensure the Texas space industry remains an international powerhouse for cutting-edge space innovation.”

“I am really excited Sassie Duggleby has been appointed to the Texas Space Commission and appreciate her willingness to serve, ” says Representative Greg Bonnen. “She is a talented and successful engineer and entrepreneur who will provide valuable insight and direction. Venus Aerospace is a cutting edge industry leader and exemplifies the type of company we are proud to have in Texas, where we will continue to lead innovation and development in the rapidly growing aerospace industry.”

In her new role, Duggleby will collaborate with fellow board members to enhance Texas’ leading position in civil, commercial, and military aerospace by fostering innovation in space exploration and promoting the integration of space, aeronautics, and aviation into the state’s economy.
Duggleby is eager to contribute to the Commission’s efforts and looks forward to collaborating with a team of experts dedicated to advancing Texas’ position in the aerospace industry.

Read Governor Abbott’s release here.

About Venus Aerospace

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Venus Aerospace is a startup aerospace company focused on engineering the future of hypersonic flight. An expert team of PhD’s, rocket scientists, and engineers taking on the biggest challenges in aerospace at Mach 9 speed, Venus is making one-hour global transport possible to connect the world and make it safer.

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