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Billionaire Benefactors: Ego & the Cosmos

Mar 8, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Explore private space investment's impact, focusing on figures like Bezos, Musk, and Branson, and their role in advancing space exploration. We'll compare these leaders to historical explorers, assessing the balance between ambition and collective progress. The discussion will cover the risks of hero narratives and access monopolization, and draw parallels to deep-sea exploration to understand private investment's dual role in pioneering and complicating space exploration. Join us for a critical examination of space investment's societal, governance, and international implications.

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

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Ché Bolden

The Charles F. Bolden Group

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Ezinne Uzo-Okoro

The White House

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