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TEDxNaperville - Richard Godwin - The Next Space Journey

The first part of our journey into space is coming to a close. It provided technologies for those of us left on the ground. The next part of the journey is beginning, and it will take our human society to the planets and beyond.Richard has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 16 when he started purchasing and renting out properties in the north of England. He has built small medium and large companies in Europe, Canada and the US. He is currently President of Apogee Books, a space book publisher, Founder of Local Impressions a local digital signage company and a consultant to Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) working on their nascent DragonLab project, a new commercial free flying microgravity laboratory. He was the first person to sit on the Board of Directors of both the National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation simultaneously.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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