Success Stories: Videos

Magic in the Mojave: NewSpace Visionaries Live Here

This video takes you into the soul of the Mojave Air & SpacePort, a very special zone in the California desert where advanced technologies are developed that can take us to the edge of space and can send small spacecraft into Earth orbit.  It's the Silicon Valley of advanced air and space technologies.  

Science For a Hungry World | NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

If a particular region is going to have a bad harvest, FEWS NET looks at the strength of the community. They look at how much was produced in previous years. Is this the first bad year after many good years or is it the fifth bad year in a row? So it's all about context. If we understand the context, we can then provide accurate early warning of a crisis before it comes down the pike."

"Satellite remote sensing, particularly with vegetation, because of its certainty and reliability across space and time has really come to be absolutely critical in trying to determine when there's a problem. and when action is required. Having that early look at production that we get from remote sensing observations is critical to having the pieces in place and the analysis done and the people forewarned so that if there is a requirement for sending out food assitance, we will have all the little pieces in place so that we can do that in a rapid way."

Burt Rutan: Entrepreneurs are the future of space flight | You Tube

"In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off."  Rutan shares his vision for how the emerging commercial space industry can help inspire the next generation to become the innovative pathfinders to the future. 

Elon Musk - National Space Symposium, April 1, 2009 | Space Foundation

"A video of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) CEO and CTO, Elon Musk, speaking at the Space Foundations 25th National Space Symposium, April 1, 2009." Musk shows dramatic video of the successful Falcon 1 rocket launch, a recent Falcon 9 engine firing, and a high-quality animation of a future Falcon 9/Dragon capsule launch of human crew, transport of the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, docking, undocking, reentry and water recovery using parachutes. In Q&A he reiterates their long-term goal of developing a fully-reusuable launch system, competing strongly in the international launch market, being a major cargo transporter to/from the ISS, and wanting to transport humans to LEO, the Moon and even Mars.

Market rebels and radical innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly (with video)

In the author’s words…“activists who challenge the status quo play a critical but often overlooked role in promoting…radical business innovation. Their importance stems from the very nature of innovation, which frequently challenges existing interests, norms, values, social practices, and relationships. As a result, the joined hands of market rebels – activists and their recruits – have with surprising frequency exerted significant influence on market acceptance of breakthrough products and services.” The entrepreneurial space community could utilize the CSG to good effect in this very way.