As SpaceX launched two U.S. NASA Astronauts into orbit on Saturday from LC-39A, many of us were joyful. We are experiencing the outcomes from a long journey back to true collaboration, between government agencies and the private sector industrial complex.
The new problem-sets ahead of us and the continuous ability for dual-use technologies to span both the government sector and the commerial markets will be challenging. One thing is certain.
We will persevere in this "Infinite Game" and the U.S. will utilize the best and the brightest methods of innovation to achieve our ambitions for space travel ahead. Our imagination will carry us far beyond any horizon we can visualize, especially in creating more effective public-private partnerships.
How might a "Moonshot and Beyond" way of thinking across America, accelerate us towards a new future state? What will we do to utilize the way our brightest minds think and do almost everything different today?
The combination of decades of experience with "Baby Boomers" integrating with the ingenuity and "Will Do" aspirations of our new Generations that are just getting their wings, is our real opportunity.
The opportunity to forge substantial break throughs in engineering, software development and a variety of autonomous vehicles. The opportunity to develop expendable sensors and low cost tools, to continuously protect our nation. The chance to put a man on Mars and beyond.
Legacy platforms of the past, that have kept us from a true technological revolution, must finally go to the grave. Our National Security and livelihood now depends on it.
Open minds and investment capital in the hands of the right organizations, will propel us into a future we all know is possible. Academia fusion with venture mind-sets builds the stage for innovation. Yet what real-world problems from government and industry can be solved?
The emerging use-cases are vast and requires only our continuous imagination...