Lessons from the past
How can lessons of the past inform our decisions for a better space future?
History serves not only as a mere chronicle of past events but also as a guide that imparts universal lessons and transformative processes for the future of humanity. As we stand at the intersection of a remarkable era of exploration, technology, and finance, we must learn from the past to inform our decisions for a better space future. Humans’ historical expeditions over the centuries offer a fitting analogy for our present circumstances. However, as these expeditions were often driven by the desire for profit and conquest rather than the pursuit of knowledge and discovery, we must examine their triumphs and tribulations to develop effective frameworks that inform philosophical and legal approaches to future space exploration.
• Established a collaboration with the Astra Carta, a document led by King Charles III of the United Kingdom that outlines a framework and principles for space sustainability.
• Participated in the Astra Carta Zero Draft consultation workshops that examined the integration of sustainability and space exploration lessons learned.
• Secured a partnership with AstroForge for $10,000 in matching funds for developing their prototype timeline digital tool.
Head of Architecture, Undergraduate Program, The Design School
Astronaut, space business consultant, author
External Co Lead
Principal investigator for the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) program
ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Astroforge
Author, and writer
Professor of astrophysics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University
Ph.D. Student and Faculty Associate, ASU Herberger Institute
Architect and Faculty Associate