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Rocket scientist coming home to speak at Bishop’s

Frank Tybor. Courtesy

The Bishop’s School will host alumnus Frank Tybor, Class of 2003, who will discuss “SpaceX: Access to Space in the Commercial Era,” as a guest of the Shaffer Family Foundation Endowed Science Lecture Series, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at The Bishop’s School Teitelman Science Center, 7607 La Jolla Blvd. The lecture is open to the public. Register at

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Frank Tybor. Courtesy
Tybor is a launch engineer with Space Exploration Technologies at Vandenberg Air Force Base. During his presentation, he will give a brief introduction to rocket science by describing the fundamental equations and the fundamental difficulties. Using this and his professional experience in Launch Operations at SpaceX as a background, Tybor will talk about SpaceX and other rocket systems, focusing on their advantages, disadvantages, limitations and the current trends in rocketry.

Tybor received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of California at Irvine in 2007, and a master’s in aerospace and astronautics engineering from Stanford University in 2010. During his time at Stanford, Tybor published paper on a Parafin/NOX rocket as a MarsAscent Vehicle demonstrator.