Advancing Hypersonic Global Travel Capabilities and Empowering Women Engineers
Sarah (Sassie) Duggleby is the Co-founder and CEO of Venus Aerospace, a startup building the world’s first space plane that can fly at hypersonic speeds. With an engineering background, she has many years of experience growing multiple tech startups in various business arenas, including fiber optic testing, biotechnology, steel manufacturing, and rocket launches. Before launching Venus, Sassie was a Launch Systems Engineering and Mission Management Consultant at Virgin Orbit, where she developed and tested launch software and telemetry systems.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Sassie Duggleby talks about her background and Venus Aerospace’s mission
- How Sassie empowers women in aerospace
- When will hypersonic planes become mainstream?
- Optimizing drones and rockets for hypersonic flight
- How Venus Aerospace’s company culture informs its goals
- Fundraising challenges in a volatile global market
- Sassie explains Venus Aerospae’s milestones in human transportation
In this episode…
The aerospace engineering field is rapidly advancing, and 3-D-printed rockets, hypersonic vehicles, and drones are taking the industry by storm. Yet, this space is dominated primarily by men, as women over 35 are discouraged from participating. Learn how one organization is normalizing women in STEM and simultaneously revolutionizing human transportation.
After noticing she was the oldest female engineer at the age of 38 at Virgin Orbit, Sassie Duggleby founded Venus Aerospace and created a networking group to empower women to take leadership roles in engineering. Venus Aerospace is building the first hypersonic space plane for global travel that can get you home in an hour. By displaying commitment to her team and encouraging their personal and professional development, Sassie ensures her employees remain devoted to the company’s mission.
In today’s episode of the Own Your Zone Podcast, JiNan Glasgow George invites Sassie Duggleby, Co-founder and CEO of Venus Aerospace, to discuss how her company is streamlining human transport. Sassie also explains how she empowers women engineers, the challenges of fundraising in today’s global market, and the estimated launch date for hypersonic planes.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- JiNan Glasgow George on LinkedIn
- JiNan Glasgow George
- Neo IP
- JiNan Glasgow George’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Patent Forecast
- Sassie Duggleby on LinkedIn
- Venus Aerospace
- Venus Aerospace on LinkedIn
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