|Date||April 12, 2018||Time||2:30 - 3:30 pm|
|Location||Baylor Sciences Building, Room D-110|
"The Role of Rogue Thinkers in Human Progress," a colloquium event sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
Date: April 12, 2018
These are the Rogue Thinkers who have shaped civilization since the dawn of mankind and contine at a breakneck pace in today's world. They were yesterday's explorers and wanderers and today's thinkers and entrepreneurs.
Jim Cantrell was on the founding team of SpaceX, has founded several space and automotive companies and has had significant roles in the development of some well-known companies such as Skybox Imaging, Iridium, PlanetLabs, Rocket Lab and most recently Vector. These companies have begun to reshape the landscape of humanity's relationship to space exploration and changing the economic equations of the aerospace industry. These ventures all had one thing in common: Rogue Thinkers and Rogue Doers. Jim will trace a personal path from the despair of government space programs in the 1980s to early privately funded space exploration programs, to the end of the cold war and its terrorizing prospects of loose nukes, to today's modern innovators and Rogue Companies.
Rogue Thinkers all contributed to this evolving story and have connected many unlikely events to produce a compelling story and narrative. The string of people and events that connects these pieces is as interesting as it is instructive about our past and our future in this industry and perhaps in the universe.
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