Bogdan Marcu

Engineering expert in rocket propulsion and writer based in Los Angeles. Career includes the Space Shuttle, Space X, and a spy-thriller.

Bogdan Marcu is a rocket propulsion expert who emigrated to the United States from Romania in 1991. Bogdan holds a Ph.D Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and has had a successful career working for the most important rocket projects in the US: the Space Shuttle Main Engine and Space X’s Falcon 9. After working at Space X, Bogdan moved to Rocketdyne to lead the rocket turbine aerodynamics team. The unique circumstances of his journey to the US and to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering where he teaches a course of his own design at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is documented in Escape Velocity -

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