I am Mason Peck, NASA's Chief Technologist. Ask me anything about our future in space.
I see massless exploration, long-duration crewed missions to and Mars, and protecting our planet from the ever-present threat of asteroids. As NASA’s chief technologist, my job is to champion technology and innovation – in space and on our home planet. That means encouraging partnerships with small companies to transfer NASA-developed technology into the market. It also means opening up technology challenges to citizen scientists to get everybody involved in solving the issues we face. I think our future is bright, and I believe it’s going to take all of us to get there. What do you see as our future in space?
Update: Thanks -- this has been great. It's my first time answering your questions on here. I look forward to being back again.