Episode 19: Innovation on the final frontier: Space

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Episode Description:

Robert C. Jacobson, author of Space is Open for Business, entrepreneur, advisor, past Principal at Space Angels and notable for his involvement in The Solar Library and The Lunar Library missions, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how and why space is both an accelerant of innovation and a key player in solving the global grand challenges.

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Episode Highlights:

  • 2:02 Introduction to Robert’s journey into space
  • 7:37 The history of space – then and now
  • 15:29 What accelerated space development?
  • 20:07 Space is segmented – how and what’s going on?
  • 26:24 Timeline for harvesting energy from space
  • 29:16 Current biggest business opportunities in space 
  • 37:09 Why would we want to innovate in space?
  • 38:22 What is the next big thing
  • 49:03 How will humankind evolve in space
  • 54:35 Relationship between earth and space in the next 10 years
  • 57:44 Which industries should look into space? 
  • 1:01:35 How to get in touch with Robert

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