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2020 Was a Great Year for Things Trying to Leave this Planet. (Medium)

While things were pretty rough here on Earth in 2020, it was an amazing year for space exploration. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights and remind ourselves of some of the truly awesome things humans are capable of…

Read more: https://tanyaofmars.medium.com/2020-was-a-great-year-for-things-trying-to-leave-this-planet-30dea1689dfa

Call Me Doctor (Medium)

This week, The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Joseph Epstein that the institution with which he is (or now perhaps “was”) honorarily affiliated, Northwestern University, themselves called “misogynistic.” I’m not even going to link to the piece here because it doesn’t deserve the internet traffic, but Google it if you wish to read more. Epstein opens with…

Read more: https://medium.com/an-injustice/call-me-doctor-7884b56c7024

Friends of Europe Peace, Security and Defence Summit: Space: The Next Frontier? Preserving the Global Commons at a Time of Increased Rivalry

Fifty-eight countries currently have spaced-based assets which greatly contribute to vital functions of the global economy and high-tech societies. However, space is becoming ever more congested and contested as increasing numbers of states and private companies launch space-based enterprises and satellites.

Read More: https://www.friendsofeurope.org/events/redefining-defence-in-an-age-of-disruption-is-europe-up-to-the-challenge-2/

Dr. Tanya Harrison is available as a speaker for conferences and other events.

Dr. Tanya Harrison is available as a speaker for conferences and other events.

Space Symposium 365: New Generation Space Leaders Panel: Diversity and Inclusion In the Space Sector: It’s Not Rocket Science

A discussion on issues facing underrepresented groups in the space sector, and initiatives underway to increase diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the field.

Read More: https://www.spacesymposium365.org/agenda/new-generation-space-leaders-panel-diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-space-sector-its-not-rocket-science/

Dr. Tanya Harrison is available as a speaker for conferences and other events.

ASCEND Conference: Creating Space for Everyone

The SENSORIA Program is a new endeavor that opens up the space sector to a more diverse cohort of potential stakeholders. Its inaugural mission, SENSORIA M1, was the first all-female mission at HI-SEAS, and the program is running its second (M2) and third (M3) missions of 2020 in November and December, respectively. The crew of SENSORIA M1 present their thoughts on the future of crewed space exploration and share highlights of the research completed they completed on their mission, from a novel crew cohesion training program, to following the evolution of microflora between the habitat and crew, to field testing equipment, developing gestural languages for use on extravehicular activity, and even considering how to ritualize death when repatriation is not an option.

Read More: https://ascend2020.ascend.events/event/member/689545

Dr. Tanya Harrison is available as a speaker for conferences and other events.