Episode 51 – Astronaut Jared Isaacman: Inspiration4 and Innovation in Space

Episode Summary

In episode 51 of the Aerospace advantage podcast Astronaut Jared Isaacman: Inspiration4 and Innovation in Space, host John “Slick” Baum welcomes onto the podcast Shift4 CEO and Inspiration4 mission commander, astronaut Jared Isaacman. Private industry is making incredible strides in space, and Inspiration4 was a landmark moment, the first all-civilian mission to space. Missions like these are not just for show, they mark a growing trend of competition and innovation in the space industry that we haven’t seen since the Cold War, but there are still some barriers holding us back. Today we are going to explore how the Inspiration4 mission and the private space industry are driving the radical changes that we need to stay relevant as we enter into a new phase of near-peer competition in the final frontier, space.

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Host: Lt Col (ret.) John “Slick” Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Producer: Daniel C. Rice

Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey

Guest: Astronaut Jared Isaacman, CEO, Shift4 and Inspiration4 Commander

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