Galactic Systems CEO, Conor McGibboney, recently gave a lecture on Communication for Engineers to students at Ibero-American University. Ibero-American University has a distinguished list of alumni and is a highly prestigious university located in Mexico City. The students were studying various engineering disciplines such as chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering. The lecture focused on project management systems, as well as writing lab reports and lab manuals, with some preliminary information about Galactic Systems’ projects such as Transmit.Space and Aerospace Music.
Project management systems are not just important for corporations, they are indispensable tools for engineers. The lecture discussed large scale aerospace engineering failures, which could have been prevented by proper use of project management systems. In addition, the importance of writing thorough lab manuals, when conducting research, was discussed. Use of project management systems can help with creating a well written and detailed lab manual, which is integral to finalizing research papers and lab reports.
In the philosophical work, The Republic, Plato mentions “Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” This particular sentence has so much relevance to the aerospace industry. For one, because the industry thrives on reaching challenging goals, new breakthroughs are constantly improving life on Earth. In addition space exploration inspires new generations of students to study engineering and math. Indeed the dream of exploring the stars was alive and well in Plato over two thousand years ago.
Humankind once explored space with the imagination, now aerospace engineering is used to build spacecraft and venture beyond Earth’s greatest heights. Yet our imagination still guides us, before we can engineer the impossible, we must dream the impossible.
With the combination of science, creativity, mathematics, and the imagination Galactic Systems is helping to build a peaceful space-faring civilization. We are working on projects to help the aerospace industry collaborate and communicate better, find funding for unique space missions and research, develop better business models, and reach out to future generations by inspiring students to learn about aerospace engineering through music and space balloon missions.
The aerospace industry, as competitive as it is, is really a team working together to lift humankind upward and guide all of us towards a better future. Now there are no limits to what can be explored.
Conor McGibboney, CEO of Galactic Systems LLC, offers a lecture that discusses the importance of Creativity in the Aerospace Industry. The lecture covers inspiration in the laboratory as well as the importance of embracing ingenuity in aerospace programs. The same type of creativity that is used to produce a painting or write music is the same type of ingenuity used to solve math problems or design spacecraft. Understanding the role creativity can play in solving complex problems as well as providing quality education, is instrumental in building things that have never been built before. The aerospace industry needs inventive minds to explore the unknown and to engineer the heretofore impossible.
In any aerospace program, researchers will confront problems never encountered before. To overcome these obstacles, scientists and engineers must use their creativity. Alongside using imagination to solve problems in the laboratory, the relationship between creativity in the arts and the sciences has far reaching implications towards building a peaceful space‐faring civilization and exploring the unknown.