Dr. Peter Wegner is the chief technology officer at Spaceflight Industries. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Advanced Concepts at Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory where he directed investments in new technologies to solve some of the nation’s most critical emerging problems. Peter also served as Director of the DoD’s Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland AFB, NM where he directed a $120M/year budget and 60+ person staff chartered with creating a national strategy to develop new and innovative techniques to design, build, test, and operate space systems to support DoD missions.
Peter has also held positions as the Technical Advisor to Air Force Space Command Directorate of Requirements and a Research Engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate where he developed many key innovations such as the ESPA Ring.
Born and raised in Wyoming, Peter loves his ranch country and returns as often as possible to fly fish and breathe fresh air.