I believe in moonshots. A moonshot is about looking beyond where you can see and envisioning an answer that doesn’t seem reasonable—and pursuing it anyway. It’s about doing things that sound undoable but if done, redefine humanity.

When I witnessed SpaceX first land their reusable rocket boosters in 2015, I became a believer. It symbolized for me that the seemingly impossible can happen when passionate and talented people come together with urgency and determination. In spite of the audacity, and the extreme difficulty of becoming a space-faring civilisation, more than anything, I believe in its inevitability.

It’s time. Humanity needs us to make bold leaps, to lean on the moonshots. We need to bet big, big enough to impact all human life–and forge full steam ahead. The next frontier? It’s within our grasp. So I’m just getting my things. First stop, EPD. Come with?

Written for Q2 of 2020 SUTD application – Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.