California-based aerospace startup Relativity Space will have a good time International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month with a brand new video highlighting an all-woman analog astronaut crew.
The new video, which Relativity Space launched in the present day, highlights the crew and mission of Sensoria M2, the second all-woman mission on the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) habitat, in October 2020. It adopted the primary such mission, Sensoria M1, which befell in January 2020.
Sensoria M2, which this reporter participated in, was carried out with companions together with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Sensoria — a company that helps the inclusion of girls and marginalized teams within the house sector — and Relativity Space, 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 International Moonbase Alliance director; Richelle Gribble, an artist, curator and gallerist; Amanda Knutson, a senior airman within the U.S. Air Force; 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 carried out at HI-SEAS and professor of geology, sustainability and planetary science at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona.
Together, 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 goal is to create and sustain a culture where diversity, inclusion,
and equity are integrated into our company’s DNA, to include and celebrate a diverse representation of backgrounds, identities, and perspectives!” Relativity Space stated in a press release, discovered within the picture above.
“In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are proud to champion the stories and experiences of 7 female analog astronauts, their experiences at the HI-SEAS mission, and the challenges they’ve overcome as they break barriers in aerospace, STEM, and beyond.”
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