John Garvey is the CEO of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation. Garvey Spacecraft is a small aerospace company in Long Beach, CA that focuses on launch vehicle research and development. The company has carried out the first powered liquid-propellant aerospike flight tests, first flight with the LOX/methane propellants, the first composite LOX tank flight demonstration, and is now focusing on a nanosat launch vehicle concept. It is a partner in the California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative (CALVEIN) with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and it has also provided engineering services to multiple commercial and government aerospace organizations. John Garvey has been with McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing) on the Delta IV as senior manager for telemetry, tracking & command, as a Delta III: senior manager - avionics integration and systems engineering, and on the DC-XA (Delta Clipper - Experimental): flight engineer at White Sands. In addition, he has been a planetary exploration technology manager – involved in cooperative planetary rover experiments with Russian partners, on-orbit assembly and various manned mission systems studies and he has worked on Space Station Freedom – avionics integration. His experience also includes RCA Astro-Electronics (now part of Lockheed Martin) involved with communication satellites and Shuttle closed circuit TV system.