I am honored to be featured in this Fortune article...
...for standing in the background of the article’s second photo while instagramming the amazing donut spread.
The article is about the recent MIT New Space conference and describes the shift away from the old guard of space to smaller companies and nimble startups.
The author cautions that too much money has flowed form Silicon Valley and now the market is overcapitalized when compared to the opportunity.
I believe that not enough patient capital has been put to work in space. It is easy to underestimate the time and capital it takes to build new space assets.
It is also to easy to undervalue the new markets are about to be created. The potential of the final frontier has yet to be fully comprehended.
Governments, private industry, and startups are now racing towards the Moon (Draper included). Last week Vice President Pence called for the harvesting of water resources to use as propellant from the moon’s south pole.
The use of lunar resources will be the birth of a cis-lunar economy and an new epoch in human history.
Let us not underestimate the effort or the reward of this bold endeavor.
Read the article HERE
Dr. Forrest Meyen is an American engineer and scientist. He is a senior member of the technical staff and Sembler startup office program manager at Draper. He is also a member of the NASA Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment Science Team and focuses on solid oxide electrolysis characterization, modeling, and control. At Draper he contributes to analysis software for Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser, engineering support for DARPA's Fast Light Weight Autonomy drone program and develops wearable technologies for astronauts.