Timothy Bendel is the president of Frontier Astronautics. He received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997 and started his career with Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver. He worked there as a Rocket Propulsion Engineer for over seven years on two launch vehicles and several spacecraft, three of which are destined for Mars (Phoenix Lander, Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). As a Senior Propulsion Engineer on the Titan launch vehicle, Tim became the Principal Engineer of the Titan II Attitude Control System and received four company awards for his performance in this position.