Ursa Major CEO Joe LaurientiUrsa Major CEO Joe Laurienti

Ursa Major Founder and CEO on “How I Built This” Podcast with Guy Raz

|Press Release

Episode Available Beginning Today, April 20

DENVER – April 20, 2023 – Ursa Major, America's leading privately funded company that focuses solely on rocket propulsion, is proud to share that founder and CEO Joe Laurienti was featured on the popular podcast “How I Build This” with Guy Raz. The episode covers topics including: 

  • How the United States government has relied on rocket engines made in Russia for the past several decades.  

  • Joe’s passion and aptitude for building and “tinkering” with electronics and machines since childhood. 

  • How Ursa Major can help the government and private space companies address their rocket engine supply problems, in part by using 3D printing. 

  • What it’s like to walk through the aerospace industry’s infamous “Valley of Death.” 

The episode is available broadly today on NPR One, Apple Podcasts, Wondery, Audible, and on public radio stations across the country.

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About Ursa Major  

Ursa Major is America's leading privately funded company focusing solely on rocket propulsion, bringing high-performance, staged combustion engines to market for space launch and hypersonic applications. Ursa Major customers, ranging from "New Space" startups to enterprise-level aerospace leaders and the U.S. government, get to flight faster, more reliably, and cost-effectively. The company employs the most sought-after engineers from top space programs and universities. Headquartered in Berthoud, Colorado, Ursa Major was named one of the best places to work by Built in Colorado three years in a row. For more information, visit www.ursamajor.com. For downloadable images and videos, visit https://www.ursamajor.com/media/downloadable-assets.


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