Space Innovations Changing the World

Mar 15, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

From water purification systems to smartphones, space exploration produces infinite innovations that impact daily life on Earth. Though referred to as frivolous, costly, and even dangerous exploration of the final frontier has long fostered true ingenuity and invention. Most importantly, it has driven profound shifts in perceptions of our planet. Known as The Overview Effect, astronauts (and increasingly space tourists) have begun to view Earth from an entirely new perspective after witnessing it thrive against the stark darkness of space. This panel of experts from a unique cross-section of industries discuss this phenomenon, the significant contributions space exploration has given us, and what it will yield in the future with the evolving space tourism market.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Richard Garriott

The Explorers Club

Ryan Hartman

World View

Kathryn Sullivan

Kathryn D. Sullivan


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