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In This Episode
- What is the best way to get a flight into space if you are not currently an astronaut?
- How serious is space tourism?
- How can we feed that inner drive to explore?
Today's episode is about exploration which reminds me of a quote by T.S. Elliot.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
That's a great commentary on getting perspective, but Elliot is not suggesting we can get perspective without exploration. Instead, he is saying to get your rear end up off the couch and go see some new scenery!
You better strap yourself in with a 5-point harness for today's episode! We are blasting off with Jason DiVenere. Jason loves to explore. For fun, he might hop on a plane to Sydney, Australia, for lunch or an afternoon at the Sydney Opera House. During college, he spent time driving around the Mojave desert in southern California for the DARPA Grand Challenge team at his university.
Somewhere along the way, Jason became enamored with space travel. So in addition to exploring the desert in southern California or flying all over the world, his ultimate goal is to travel in space.
This goal drove him to some interesting lengths, but you'll have to listen to the rest of the podcast to satisfy your curiosity.
But before we jump in, Jason wanted me to point out that in our interview he is sharing his opinions. We mention Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, but he is not speaking in anyway for those companies. He is only sharing his experiences and perspectives.
Jason's story is compelling. He ended up working for the front-runner in space tourism simply because he wanted to go to space and he wouldn't take "no" for an answer! He's got curiosity AND grit--both characteristics that we want to see in every teenager.
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Original Episode Date: 3/4/16
Category: Business Professionals