Institute of Design conducted a webinar on ‘Design for living off the planet on September 2, 2020. The speaker for the session was Dr. Sushmita Mohanty who is a spaceship designer and the only space entrepreneur in the world to have started companies on 3 different continents. She is the CEO of EARTH2ORBIT, India’s first private start-up that played a pivotal role in opening up the US launch market for India. She has co-founded two other companies, MOONFRONT in San Francisco in 2001and LIQUIFER in Vienna in 2004. Prior to turning entrepreneur, she worked for the Space Station Program at Boeing in California and did a short stint at NASA. Dr. Mohanty introduced the audience to her personal journey as a spaceship designer, her work as well as her concerns regarding effects of global warming. The session received an overwhelming response from the participants. The coordinator of this session was Prof. A Balasubramanium – Director, IoD.