Some thoughts from Aaron in his own words:
I believe that space exploration will lead to incredible advancements for the human race and ultimately secure our continued existence. I am very excited to see the advancements to come out of science during this push for space travel.
In my day to day life, I work for a Houston based company that makes explosive and drug detection systems for military and law enforcement and we also make a COVID test that was just used to secure the Astra rocket team!
Leena lives in Houston and works in the oil and gas industry. She is a published author working on her second book that will deal with smartphone adiction.
Her first book was CultureShock! Dubai, which I’ve just ordered. It is perfect timing because I’m hoping to go to Dubai in October. The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is going to be there this year (https://iac2021.org/) Also the World Expo is in Dubai at that time as well (https://www.expo2020dubai.com/).
We had a wide ranging discussion about technology and its influence on everyday life. We also talked about some space technology that will transform the world we live in. SpaceX Starlink will provide global, high speed internet access. (I’d recommend signing up to be notified when the beta is available in our area:https://www.starlink.com/) Also, SpaceX Starship is something that is definitely worth keeping an eye on. I think over the course of the next 10 years it will transform our world like the 747 did for air travel: https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/
The future is going to be an amazing place, but I have a feeling it will have culture shock of its own.