California-based aerospace startup Relativity Space will have a good time Worldwide Ladies’s Day (March eight) and Ladies’s Historical past Month with a brand new video highlighting an all-woman analog astronaut crew.
The brand new video, which Relativity Area launched at present, highlights the crew and mission of Sensoria M2, the second all-woman mission on the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Area Exploration Analog and Simulation) habitat, in October 2020. It adopted the primary such mission, Sensoria M1, which came about in January 2020.
Sensoria M2, which this reporter participated in, was performed with companions together with NASA’s Goddard Area Flight Middle, Sensoria — a corporation that helps the inclusion of ladies and marginalized teams within the house sector — and Relativity Area, which is gearing up for the primary launch of its 3D-printed Terran rocket.
The Sensoria M2 crew featured on this video included this reporter; Michaela Musilova, mission commander and HI-SEAS and Worldwide Moonbase Alliance director; Richelle Gribble, an artist, curator and gallerist; Amanda Knutson, a senior airman within the U.S. Air Power; Dr. Brandy Nunez, a veterinarian, microbiologist and musician; and Beth Mund, science communicator and host of “Casual Space Podcast.”
The crew was moreover guided by geoscientist Sian Proctor, an analog astronaut who has accomplished many missions together with the primary mission ever performed at HI-SEAS and professor of geology, sustainability and planetary science at South Mountain Neighborhood Faculty in Phoenix, Arizona.
Collectively, the six crewmembers, now analog astronauts, spent two weeks living and working as if they were on Mars on the HI-SEAS habitat. On analog missions like this, crewmembers full scientific analysis, conduct “Marswalks” in spacesuits and work as a workforce to beat the challenges of residing in an analog Mars surroundings.
“At Relativity, our objective is to create and maintain a tradition the place range, inclusion,
and fairness are built-in into our firm’s DNA, to incorporate and have a good time a various illustration of backgrounds, identities, and views!” Relativity Area stated in an announcement, discovered within the picture above.
“In honor of Worldwide Ladies’s Day and Ladies’s Historical past Month, we’re proud to champion the tales and experiences of seven feminine analog astronauts, their experiences on the HI-SEAS mission, and the challenges they’ve overcome as they break obstacles in aerospace, STEM, and past.”
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