Courageous Minds and Ventures of Purpose: Mark Chang's Journey to Outer Space and Beyond

Courageous Minds and Ventures of Purpose: Mark Chang's Journey to Outer Space and Beyond
pod on purpose

Mark Chang, an alumnus of Alice Smith School from 1977 to 1981, is a renowned aerospace industry veteran with a wealth of experience in groundbreaking satellite missions and projects. On our latest Pod on Purpose podcast episode, we delve into the inspiring journey of Mark Chang, focusing on his time at Alice Smith School, his passion for space exploration, the UK's entry into space exploration, and his aspirations for the future.

Space mission motivation

Mark Chang's time at Alice Smith School was marked by experiences and teachers that had a significant impact on him. These experiences shaped his courageous spirit and ignited his passion for space exploration. During his academic life, Mark learned to balance his dream of exploring space with his academic responsibilities, overcoming various challenges along the way.

Mark's motivation to explore a career in space exploration and technology came from his early fascination with space. His career began with significant hurdles, but his determination and passion led to proud achievements. These experiences taught him valuable lessons that he applies to his ventures today.

The UK's part in the Space Race

The historic "Start Me Up" mission marked the UK's entry into space exploration on January 10, 2023. With the UK's National Space Strategy in its "ignition stage," crucial steps must be taken to position the UK as a key player in the global space launch market and build a robust space economy. Mark envisions the future of space exploration and utilisation as a more intelligent and sustainable way of life on our planet, Spaceship Earth. Read more in Mark’s Linkedin article on the subject.

Mark is a source of inspiration for future generations of space technologists and entrepreneurs who aim to get involved in space projects. His advice to them is to be persistent and never give up on their dreams. Looking ahead, Mark's future aspirations include continuing his exploration journey and contributing to the advancement of space technology and innovation.

Mark Chang's journey to outer space and beyond is a testament to the power of courage, determination, and passion. His experiences at Alice Smith School, his career in space exploration and technology, and his vision for the future of space exploration are all inspiring examples of how one can pursue their dreams and make a significant impact on the world. We thank Mark Chang for sharing his expertise and insights and encourage our readers to tune in to future episodes for more discussions on purposeful learning and courageous exploration.