Listen to the interview here. 

Dr. Sandy Magnus has quite literally seen the world from a much higher point of view.

As a former NASA astronaut, one who even lived four months on the International Space Station, she’s had a direct look for decades at the world’s most innovative technologies. She’s also a hero and an incredible role model to millions of people across our planet.

But outer space is also capturing the imagination of the business world as well. Billionaire entrepreneurs are committing fortunes to launch companies that build reusable rockets, offer satellite-based internet, or even launch tourists into orbit. There are huge opportunities now developing for the private sector.

In this exclusive interview with 7investing, Sandy shares her thoughts about the new “space economy”. She also discusses what technologies will be most-needed for off-world colonization and describes several things that people interested in this space should have on their radar.

Interview timestamps:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:25 – What it’s like in outer space
  • 1:38 – Commercial space economy
  • 4:05 – International collaboration
  • 6:47 – Colonizing other planets
  • 9:18 – Innovative new technologies
  • 11:38 – How soon until we colonize Mars?
  • 13:19 – What investors should be watching

Dr. Sandy Magnus currently serves as the Deputy Director of Engineering for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 

Listen to the interview here. 

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