Elon Musk’s SpaceX leadership shakes up as two VPs depart


The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule on launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on November 09, 2021 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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The leadership of SpaceX’s rocket business has been shaken up, CNBC has learned, as two vice presidents have parted with the company.

The changes arrive with Elon Musk’s space company now the leading U.S. rocket builder with its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy vehicles. The company is also investing heavily in the development of its next-generation Starship rocket.

SpaceX vice president of propulsion Will Heltsley has left, multiple people familiar with the situation told CNBC, having been with the company since 2009. Those…


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