Next topic/theme: The Space Industry, a personal story by Brandon Plaster (see bio below). His words:
The Space Industry: a complex tangled web of history, politics, and science. Old Space vs. New Space? Mining the Moon? Building $500M Communications Satellites?
Join us to learn about the current state of the space industry, what is takes to put something into space, and the beautifully complicated payloads in communications satellites.
Brandon Plaster is a PhD student at Cornell Tech in connective media. Previously, he worked at various private space companies in California. He recently self-published an awesome sci-fi novel called Lenalia.