Aegis Aerospace Inc. to debut at 36th Space Symposium


Merger of Alpha Space and MEI Technologies, Inc. creates a full service, woman-owned, space and technology company

HOUSTON – Aegis Aerospace Inc. (Aegis, pronounced ējis) will make its debut at the 36th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Co. on Aug. 23-26, 2021. The newly formed organization was created through the merger of commercial space company Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance (Alpha Space) and technology/defense company MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT). Standing on 30 years of success and innovation, Aegis offers an innovative, broad range of cutting-edge commercial space services, technology and engineering services, space system development services, and related products to customers in the space and defense industries.


“The creation of Aegis Aerospace Inc. underscores the aerospace industry’s current evolution as federal and commercial space converge and change in exciting and dynamic ways,” said businesswoman and entrepreneur Stephanie Muñiz Murphy, who is the principal owner and Executive Chair of the Board of the newly formed company. “The National Space Symposium is the perfect place to debut Aegis. We look forward to this amazing opportunity to personally introduce our expanded capabilities to our customers and other esteemed peers.”


Murphy announced the merger in July, and that Mark Gittleman, who served as CEO of Alpha Space since March 2018, will become President & CEO of Aegis. Gittleman brings more than 30 years’ experience in the space industry.


“The federal and commercial space industries have been growing and changing fast, and Aegis is uniquely positioned to work with our customers through these transitions as they evolve,” Gittleman said. “We’re looking forward to using the Space Symposium as an opportunity to dig deeper with customers on how our new capabilities can help them solve their toughest problems, from engineering services through technology development, testing in space, and much more.”


The new organization’s brand identity includes a logo depicting an aegis (shield) showing the blue of the earth, symbolizing the planet we call home and must protect, and the red of mars, symbolizing space exploration. The logo is created from the logo colors of the two heritage companies, all coming together seamlessly, which represents the seamless interaction between Aegis Aerospace and its customers, employees, and other stakeholders.


Murphy and Gittleman will be at the Space Symposium and are available to meet with customers and media.


Aegis Aerospace Inc.

Aerospace Inc. (Aegis) is a woman-owned space and technology company that provides turn-key solutions to government and commercial customers in the space and defense industries.


Formed through the merger of Alpha Space and MEIT, Aegis offers 30 years of success and innovation in the areas of commercial space services, technology and engineering services, and related products. Learn more at


MEDIA CONTACT: Cristina Mire, Aegis Aerospace Inc. | 281-283-6031

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