Spacetech: The Next Frontier

Mar 13, 2022

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Astra's Chris Kemp and Planet's Robbie Schingler will sit down for a discussion about how their companies are defining "spacetech" and what it will mean for life on Earth. This burgeoning industry goes beyond the transport-focused aerospace field by building software, hardware, and platforms for a robust space economy.

Chris is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Astra, the fastest privately funded company to reach space. Formerly NASA’s CTO, Chris will discuss how Astra is poised to be a catalyst for spacetech with its frequent and cost-efficient launches that will make space accessible for entrepreneurs — all in service to the mission of improving life on Earth from space.

Robbie is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Planet, where he leads the company’s long-term strategic trajectory. Planet is a groundbreaking spacetech company with over 30,000 users and 700 customers in more than 40 countries, committed to using its technology to image all of our planet's landmass every day.

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