Gather around, gather around–we have a new Pathfinder episode out. This week, we chatted with Lori Garver, the former deputy administrator of NASA.
Lori Garver is a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, an EIR at Bessemer, and a member of the board at Hydrosat. In addition, she founded Earthrise Alliance, a philanthropic organization utilizing satellite data to address climate change, and cofounded the Brooke Owens Fellowship, an internship and mentorship program for collegiate women.
Lori is also out with a brand-new book, Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age. Per Lori Garver’s website, “from inside the space agency, Garver collaborated with key players such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and President Obama to usher in a more peaceful, inclusive and meaningful space age.”
What we discuss
- Lori Garver’s career
- Her new book (duh)
- The politics of space
- Government’s role in LEO, deep space, and beyond
- Fighting against entrenched interests
- The rise of commercial space
- Diversifying the ranks of the space industry
- Space pirates
- Elephant payloads
- Astro Mom and NSYNC