Rocket Man: Pete Conrad's Innovative Spirit Lives On

Apollo 12 astronaut and entrepreneur Pete Conrad ("Rocket Man") was famous for his energetic and innovative approach to every aspect of life. I would call him a "creative activist," a person who used his imagination to positively affect the world around him. His wife, Nancy, has carried on Pete's extraordinary legacy through the Conrad Foundation, which, as she explained in a recent conversation, "helps turn geeks into rockstars" through the Spirit of Innovation Challenge inspired by her late husband's extraordinary story.

During a visit to the Dan Eldon Center, Nancy Conrad proved that creative activism is as vital in science and technology as in the arts to propel society forward and create innovative possibilities for the future.