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.
Yoav Landsman was the Senior Engineer and Deputy Mission Director for SpaceIL. SpaceIL was a registered team of the Google Lunar XPrize competition. It made history by reaching the Moon with the first privately funded spacecraft.
Yoav is working on a new venture called Moonscape which will provide imaginary of the moon.
Bailey works at Paragon Space System in Tuscon, AZ. Paragon is working on the Environment Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) for the Dynetics Human Landing System team.
Bailey is an aerospace systems engineer. And she is expanding her knowledge and capabilities by completing a masters in Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines. She has has participated in an analog mission at the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (Hi-SEAS) facility back in September 2020.
Bailey is an active space/science communicator who works to make space and the vision of space accessible to all.
Giancarlo Albertinazzi has loved space since he was 5. But, like me he got side tracked by a job in the information technology industry. In fact, Giancarlo and I both worked at HP. Recently he has gotten back in touch with his passion for space exploration and development. Rebranding hiself as “Astro Gianca”. And he has been exploring concepts like Frank White’s Overview Effect, and the developments of SpaceX. He has taken on the role as an independent space ambassador with the aim of helping people to understand that space is critical for the next phase of the development of civilization. As a first step, he started a blog to share his ideas with the world https://becomingspacepolitans.wordpress.com/
And he has just published an article about the moon that covers our history with exploring it and the opportunities it offers for our future.
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