Audrey Powers Vice President, Mission & Flight Operations Blue Origin



Audrey Powers is the Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations for Blue Origin where she is responsible for all New Shepard flight operations, vehicle maintenance, and launch, landing, and ground support infrastructure.

Previously, Audrey served as Vice President of Legal & Compliance for Blue Origin, overseeing a wide variety of legal matters, including regulatory affairs, legislative and policy matters, supplier and customer negotiations and management, maritime law, crisis response, and legal operations and team building.

Audrey received a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering from Purdue University and worked as an engineer for almost 10 years prior to becoming a lawyer. As a guidance and controls engineer, she was a flight controller for NASA with 2,000 hours of console time in Mission Control for the International Space Station Program. While supporting government satellite programs for Lockheed Martin, Audrey received a Juris Doctor in 2008 from Santa Clara University School of Law.

She also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.