The three members of the Port of Moses Lake Commission this week unanimously approved the deal with Stoke Space Technologies for the land, located in the port’s Westside Employment Center.
Stoke Space Technologies was founded in late 2019 by Andrew Lapsa and Thomas Feldman, both veteran engine designers with Amazon founder and billionaire industrialist Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin project to create a reusable rocket. In 2020, Stoke received a $225,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to begin design on reusable upper rocket stages.https://www.geekwire.com/2020/relativity-reach-stoke-starfish-blue-origin-veterans-spark-space-startups/
Andrew Lapsa won the AIAA Liquid Propulsion Young Professional Award in 2017. Now he’s the CEO of his own startup, called Stoke Space. (Blue Origin Photo via Twitter)