Insights March 4th, 2021
On March 3rd I held my smart phone up to see if SpaceX’s SN10 ‘Starship’ latest test flight was going to happen. It had started. I held my breath for what seemed like 10 minutes to see it raise, level, reignite and land. Moments like these change everything – not just for space but for city-to-city travel
Spacex will provide an Earth-to-Earth transportation system within ten years. The price would be a couple thousand dollars per person to fly from New York to Shanghai.
Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX COO, 2018
See the flight and landing here.
It’s wasn’t all plain sailing shortly after landing, but this is really something very special. Three test flights and one landing.
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About Nikolas Badminton
Nikolas Badminton is a world-renowned futurist speaker, consultant, researcher, and media producer. He helps trillion-dollar companies, progressive governments and the media shift their mindset from “what is” to “WHAT IF…” The result is empowered employees, new innovative products and incredible growth that leads to more revenues and a more resilient future.
Nikolas advised Robert Downey Jr.’s team for the ‘Age of A.I.’ documentary series, starred in ‘SMART DRUGS – a Futurist’s journey into biohacking’, and features on CTV, Global News, Sirius XM regularly. His mind-expanding research and opinion can be found on BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Sputnik and Venturebeat.
Nikolas provides the opening chapter – ‘Start with Dystopia’ in a new book – ‘The Future Starts Now: Expert Insights into the Future of Business, Technology and Society’ for Bloomsbury. He is currently researching and writing a new book that equips executives and world leaders with insights and foresight tools to imagine disruption, strengthen strategic planning, and see unforeseen risks.Nikolas is a Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – The RSA. The organization has been at the forefront of significant social impact for over 260 years with notable past fellows including Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Nelson Mandela, and Tim Berners-Lee.