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Flourishing / Physical & Biological Sciences

Daniel Hastings

Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor and Head, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


My scholarship is on changes in the space enterprise and how to make it more broadly accessible and cost effective. It would primarily affect “life going well” in that when the space enterprise changes many more people overall at the world will be able to innovate in the new space enterprise. Like making GPS broadly available at low cost on people’s smartphones, innovation will make whole new capabilities to us. This work illustrates that this dimension is insufficient to understand human flourishing. “It also requires attention to “life led well” (agency) and “life feeling as it should” (emotions).”This is both appropriate and necessary. Human flourishing has many dimensions.