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Laer is a retired aerospace software and systems engineer. Most recently he worked for 14 years at Boeing’s Phantom Works research arm.

Before that he spent 11 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, owned and operated by CalTech (The California Institute of Technology).

Laer has worked on many cutting edge projects which once were science fiction. This includes deep-space probes, the International Space Station, an air-borne laser weapon, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), satellite telemetry, and the F35 fighter prototype.