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From Cold War moon shots to today’s battle of the billionaires, space exploration has long inspired dreams and innovation.

Greater innovation feeds down across a wide range of technological ecosystems, and that's what we've seen in space."
- George Whitesides

As in healthcare, success in space requires creativity, significant investment, long lead times, and public-private partnership at scale. George Whitesides, Chairman, Space Advisory Board and former CEO of Virgin Galactic, was a keynote guest speaking with Sam Glick, leader of Oliver Wyman's Health and Life Sciences practice and host of this year's Oliver Wyman's Health Innovation Summit. In their discussion Mr. Whitesides shared his view of space exploration, why it is an exciting time to be in the space industry, and how the industry serves as a case study for innovation at the intersection of the public and private sectors.