The right time.
On October 4, 1957, a beach-ball-sized satellite we know as Sputnik was launched into orbit. It inspired a new curiosity about a new frontier.
Sputnik was an inflection point. It led to one of the greatest periods of advancement in science and engineering in history. The world responded with bold missions to space. Gagarin, Shepard. Mercury, Apollo. And with DARPA.
Today, in the throes of a pandemic, we face our own Sputnik moment. And we must respond in kind. We need Apollo-like programs for vaccines, therapeutics, testing. And, new health advances for the future. We need a DARPA for global health.