Advisory Board

Zigmond Leszczynski, MSAE

Zigmond Leszczynski, MSAE is Deputy Executive Director at the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA) and Founder at AdvanceSpace.
VCSFA is an Independent Authority of Virginia that owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), one of only four U.S. spaceports certified by the FAA to launch to orbit.
Zig has 25+ years of experience in Aerospace leading teams to accomplish what many considered impossible. He took several cutting edge programs from concept to reality. He has 10+ years experience in Executive and Senior positions.
He was previously Director of Training for Space Operations and Information Operations at US Navy – Strike Force Training Atlantic (SFTL); Staff Space Operations Officer and Air Operations Officer at US Navy – Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG-8); Senior Space Advisor, Deputy Director of Training at US Navy – Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM); Carrier Air Wing Space Operations Officer, Squadron Operations Officer, and Safety Officer at US Navy – Sea Control Squadron 32 (VS-32); Staff Space Advisor, Assistant Strike Operations Officer at US Navy – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); Squadron Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) and Special Projects Officer at US Navy – Sea Control Squadron 22 (VS-22).
Zig earned his BSEE in Electrical Engineering at United States Naval Academy in 1989. He earned his MSAE in Astronautical Engineering at Naval Postgraduate School in 1998 with the thesis Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization of Aerocapture.
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