SGAC is proud to present the April 2023 Member of the Month!

SGAC is delighted to recognize members who are committed to its development; those who show hard labour and total dedication to the mission and purpose of the organisation. For April 2023, we are pleased to announce and congratulate Simon Shuham!

Meet Simon Shuham

Simon Shuham is an MBA student at Harvard Business School. He was previously a Senior Sales Engineer at Ursa Major Technologies, a Colorado-based rocket engine manufacturer. Prior to joining Ursa Major, Simon was a propulsion engineer at Blue Origin working on the design, integration, assembly, and test of the BE-3U and BE-4 engines.

Before Blue Origin, Simon worked at United Launch Alliance as a propulsion engineer, developing fluid systems and components for the Atlas, Delta, and Vulcan launch vehicles.


Simon is an Aviation Week 20 Twenties recipient and remains involved in a variety of young professional development organizations including SGAC, SEDS, AIAA, the Zed Factor Fellowship and Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Simon graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

Simon’s role as part of the SGAC team: 

Simon has been an active member of the SGAC team since 2018. He first attended the SPace Generation Fusion Forum as a delegate then joined the organizing team for several years before becoming deputy manager in 2022 and manager in 2023. Outside of SGFF, Simon served on the Strategic Partnerships Team and has participated in the SGC and several other SGAC activities.

Simon, share with us your reaction to receiving the nomination:

It was an honor to receive the April member of the month award. With the help of my Deputy Manager, Madison Telles, we were able to host another great year of the Space Generation Fusion Forum. It was a pleasure to serve as manager and I look forward to seeing SGFF and SGAC continue to grow. 

What learnings have you got for those considering joining SGAC? 

SGAC has been a critical part of my career development. I recommend joining SGAC to every young space enthusiast I meet. There isn’t a better community in the space industry to be a part of as you are starting and growing your career. 

Would you like to share with us a special quote you feel guided by, or how would you motivate others to stay focused on their goals?

How you do anything is how you do everything. It is crucial to treat everyone around you with respect and hold yourself to the same standards you expect from others.