Dan Barry is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space flights, four spacewalks, and two trips to the International Space Station. He will describe experiences unknown to most: the sensations of flying in space—from the g-forces at launch to the joy of weightlessness—and how design choices for color and utilities of the craft impact the emotions of the crew. Dr. Barry will also discuss the future of exploration, both human and robotic, why we are willing to risk lives to leave the planet, and the power of design to take us where we want to go.

Game Changers is a program of conversations, launched in 2015, with influential and innovative practitioners, thinkers, and industry leaders across design disciplines. Game Changers is made possible by support from IDEO.