• Question: What are your hopes for the future of the Space industry & what do you think is the most rewarding thing about your job?

    Asked by Ciaran Finn to Colin on 10 Mar 2016.
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      Colin Shirran answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      My hopes for the future of the space industry is for us to take human space exploration far more seriously and start to put a lot of money in it. Are exploration and learning to live on another planet will only feed back into our technology and life on earth. Plus being a space fairing race will help preserve our species in the future as it’s only going to take one large scale natural disaster to cause a mass extinction just like what happened to the dinosaurs.

      I think the most rewarding thing about working in the space industry is just knowing that everything I do will effectively help us get there to my final dream. I hope that one day I will be involved in a manned mission to mars and have a bigger part to play in this dream.