David Faulkner

David G. Faulkner is the Rocketplane Global Program Manager / CTO. Mr. Faulkner leads the development of the Rocketplane Global suborbital space vehicle. Prior to joining Rocketplane he worked with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics since 1998. His last post with Lockheed Martin “Skunk Works” was leading the configuration development on DARPA’s FALCON program. There he co-developed a unique hypersonic vehicle configuration which was instrumental in winning the sole $100+ Million FALCON Phase II award for the company. Mr. Faulkner’s experience as a conceptual and preliminary designer extends to DARPA’s Quiet Supersonic Platform (QSP), Navy’s RATTLRS programs and other Lockheed Martin efforts. Mr. Faulkner started his career in the flight testing realm as test conductor on the F-16 and F-22 programs leading tests that often qualified as “High Risk”. Before transferring from flight test he successfully planned and conducted the first AIM-9 missile shot from the F-22 at the Navy’s China Lake test range. With this experience David brings a wealth of applicable knowledge and skill to the RPGobal team. Mr. Faulkner holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering both from the University of Oklahoma.

Broadcast 1013 (Special Edition)

Guests: David Faulkner, Paul Metz, Dr. George Law, and Ed Linhart of Rocketplane Global, Inc., were the guests on this Space Show program. We began our discussion with Dave Faulkner updating us on Rocketplane Global and what has transpired since Dave was last on the show. After a short update, Dave brought each of our guests on air discussing different aspects of the new, revised Rocketplane.

Broadcast 952 (Special Edition)

Guests: ISDC 2008 Taped Interview #1 with Robert Zimmerman, Dr. Sean Casey, David Faulkner, Reda Anderson, Dr. Haym Benaroya. The first interview features Bob Zimmerman, followed by Dr. Sean Casey with important updates for the NASA SOFIA Project, then David Faulkner who is the Program Manager and CTO for Rocketplane Global. Bob Zimmerman shares his view of the Investment Summit and several important space current events that we discussed. Reda Anderson and Dr. Benaroya were with me for these interviews and also asked questions for these featured guests.

Broadcast 818 (Special Edition)

This program is the X Prize Cup 2007 series of interviews readied for the Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 Space Show. In addition to the introduction to this special program, there are five separate interview tracks/panel discussions. They run continuously for about 2.5 hours without a break. However, you will know when each interview ends as the guest or the panel is appropriately thanked and the next guest or panel is introduced.

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