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.