Who We Are
Odyssey Space Research, is a dynamic, woman-owned small business headquartered in Houston, Texas near NASA’s Johnson Space Center – with an office location in Denver/Boulder, Colorado. Our goal is to get spacecraft and people into space. We stick to what we know best and are committed to getting the job done for our customers and partners – reliably and cost effectively.
Our team, made up of highly skilled professionals in fields such as aerospace engineering, software, mathematics, and physics, creates innovative products and solutions in our core domains of expertise.
Why We’re Different
Odyssey was founded to tackle complex problems with innovative engineering and software solutions to advance space exploration – and to have fun doing it. We foster a collaborative culture with a relaxed work environment where happy employees produce exceptional outcomes. Our streamlined structure offers open door access to leadership and extraordinary transparency.
We’re a small company, but we take on challenges that allow us to make contributions that belie our size and have earned the trust and commitment of our customers in the process. While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we are humbled by the privilege to work on these exciting projects – and we do not rest on our laurels. We are always looking ahead to the next challenges and opportunities to push the boundaries of this awe-inspiring human endeavor.
Odyssey was founded in 2003 by David Strack and Brian Rishikof with the intent to make a difference in the advancement of humans into space. In 2008, the company restructured to be woman-owned. Over the past 15 years, we have steadily grown from 2 founders to a company of over 100. Thanks to the encouragement and belief of a great many people, we steadfastly stuck to our mission to build a great team and create great products. Our vision remains to profoundly influence the direction and success of U.S. and international space projects supporting both government and commercial enterprises.
Awards: Odyssey has a track record of outstanding dedication and achievement to space missions for government and commercial partners. Our employees and teams are fortunate to have been recognized for their technical excellence – earning some of NASA’s highest honors.
Certifications: Odyssey has received certification to the AS9100(Rev D) and ISO 9001:2015 international quality standards. AS9100 is designed to enhance ISO9001 by focusing on the more precise expectations and requirements of the aerospace industry.