REFLECTIONS from former directors
“DARPA is a place of doing. It is a place where vision is paired with execution, where doing is as powerful a force as thinking, and where it is commonplace for something once deemed impossible to become improbable and then eventually inevitable.” – Dr. Regina Dugan
“The thing that DARPA does, and DARPA does well, is show that something can be done… And once you show somebody it can be done, it’s amazing how many people suddenly are brave enough to go and try it.” – Dr. Tony Tether
“DARPA is as true to its founding mission today as it was in 1958. The DARPA brand is an icon for technological innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and creative solutions to national defense needs.” – Dr. Raymond Colladay Early in the summer of this year, DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane advanced toward its goal for rapid turnaround and on-demand launch with the completion of a rigorous series of 10 engine firings in 10 days for the spaceplane’s main RS-25 engine.