Company NewsJanuary 18, 2022

Democratizing space to drive innovation on Earth: a personal story

Dassault Systèmes Medidata cofounder Glen De Vries left a legacy of passion for how democratizing space can help solve Earth’s greatest challenges.
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Alyssa Ross
Alyssa is a Communications Director on the Dassault Systèmes Corporate Publishing team. She’s been part of DS for over 20 years, in roles ranging from public relations to marketing programs. Twitter: @DS_Alyssa

In October, our company cheered as our vice chairman of Life Sciences & Healthcare/co-founder of our MEDIDATA brand, Glen de Vries, realized his lifelong dream by taking part in a suborbital flight to the edge of space aboard a Blue Origin rocket.

While we truly miss Glen and mourn the loss of how he could further change our world, we want to celebrate and honor his legacy of democratizing space to benefit us all. We invite you to watch the following short video to hear his vision in his own words.

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