First Mode is a creative engineering company meeting humanity’s challenges and opportunities—wherever we find them.
We design and deliver resilient, reliable solutions for technology’s most demanding frontiers, including clean energy, planetary exploration, and sustainable transportation systems.
A Better Understanding of the Surface of Mars, Thanks to the Goniometer
February 15, 2021
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This world’s problems are too complex and unpredictable to be solved with a siloed mindset.
That’s why we’ve assembled a team with deep and diverse experience who share a passion for solving difficult problems across a variety of industries including space, mining, and transportation.
Our team is growing quickly. We’re hiring all kinds of engineers, scientists, and more…we’d hire a juggler if the problem calls for it. If you believe the fight for a better world is just getting started, join us to meet the unknown together.
Who we are
First Mode was founded with the belief that it’s not too late to make good.
We’re a forward-thinking team of engineers, scientists, dreamers, movers and shakers. We come from different backgrounds, different disciplines, and different walks of life, but we’re united in one belief: fighting for a better world is worth it.
In the press
Ars Technica: Massive mine truck and a Baja off-road racer both find use for fuel cells
Aug 30, 2021
Automotive editor Jonathan Gitlin of Ars Technica talked to First Mode’s Chris Voorhees about our work on two very different hydrogen fuel cell vehicles: an off-road racer for the Baja 1000, and a retrofit of a Komatsu 930E mining haul truck.