Episode: Making Your Passion A Career

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Episode: Making Your Passion A Career
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In this episode with Patrick Grubbs, we dive into the fascinating world of a closed ecological life support system. Patricks shares his journey from a career in online publishing and search engine optimization to his passion for closed ecological systems. He discusses how his background in ecology, biology, and physics has come together to explore terrariums and ecosystems capable of sustaining human life in space and other planets.

Patrick’s career transition serves as a testament to the importance of pursuing one’s passion and making opportunities where they don’t yet exist. Hear how Patrick co-founded The Spring Institute for Forests on the Moon. Learn about the challenges of managing long-term projects and maintaining knowledge continuity within a team, particularly in the context of space research. Patrick offers valuable insights into how to tackle these issues effectively, emphasizing the importance of thorough documentation and onboarding processes.