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SpaceGeeks: The Biggest Little Rocket House In Texas

PJ King left the space world to become a tech entrepreneur — then somehow wound up co-founder of Austin, Texas-based Firefly Space Systems, which is trying to reinvent the rocket. Or, at least, the way the rocket is made. Credit: Firefly Space Systems

On this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to PJ King, who abandoned a degree in astronautics to become a tech entrepreneur, then returned the space world as co-founder of Firefly Space Systems: a two year-old company trying to mass produce small, cheap rockets.

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Dan Leone is a SpaceNews staff writer, covering NASA, NOAA and a growing number of entrepreneurial space companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public communications from the American University in Washington.