How Government interference set us back 50 years in technological advancements and what private citizens are finally doing about it!
In 1957, when the Russians ignited the space race by launching the first satellite, Sputnik, the world was united in a sense of optimism that mankind was finally about to conquer the final frontier. Animals followed, then men, then we landed on the moon, and then...not much. Sure, great strides have been made with robotic probes and telescopes, and our knowledge of the universe is growing larger every year. But in terms of mankind exploring the universe? That ambition looks all the more relegated to science fiction.
But there is hope. Private space entrepreneurs are stepping in where governments won't, and vast sums of money and an equal amount of brain power are being spent on getting us back to the moon...then Mars...then beyond.
Bangkok Scientifique is happy to be joined by Benjamin Scherry, who will give a brief history of mans efforts to expand into the final frontier and why it all went wrong. Benjamin will explain what's different this time around, and discuss key milestones, many of which have already occurred, that will get mankind free of this gravity well holding us back from our potential as a space-faring race.
Benjamin is the Chief Systems Architect of Proteus Technologies, an innovative global software development group based in Bangkok and Singapore. He's been interested in space since he was 3 years old, launched his first rocket at 9, and intends to blow his first billion dollars (both figuratively and literally) on private space once he hits it big.