Tamaira Ross

Tamaira Ross

Director & Chief Engineer, Rapid Space Capabilities
Boeing Defense and Space






Area of interests for collaboration and/or mentorship:

  • Spacecraft design
  • Launch vehicle design
  • Commercial space development

Tamaira Ross is the director and chief engineer of Rapid Space Capabilities at Boeing Defense and Space.

She was previously a principal manager and configuration design engineer at Blue Origin, where she led System Definition and Design for the New Glenn orbital launch vehicle program. Prior to that she was a Technical Fellow in Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

Tamaira holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. She also attended the University of Washington where she obtained a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Technology Management MBA. In addition, she is an affiliate instructor in the Industrial & Systems Engineering department at the University of Washington where she teaches a graduate class in technical leadership.

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