GET S.E.T. Podcast - Exploring: Science, Engineering & Technology

Engility’s podcast series, Get S.E.T. – Science, Engineering and Technology, features interviews with those exploring innovation and futuristic approaches to problem solving. Guests discuss the latest advances in national defense, space science, and intelligence technology.

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1. The Space Race, Then and Now

The efforts in space exploration have evolved from countries trying to one-up each other to a global unity to conquering unchartered territory. Experts say where we are in technology can be compared to where computers were thirty years ago. What is driving private sector innovation now? In this episode, we hear different perspectives on why the focus on space exploration has drastically changed over the past sixty years. Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, explains the “Overview Effect,” the cognitive shift space travelers gain upon viewing the Earth from orbit. He then discusses theories of how space exploration would be different today had JFK lived served out a second term. Now.


  • Gary Oleson, Senior Engineer, Engility
  • Frank White, Author, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution

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