Aya is studying space medicine in Egypt! She wants to go to space and see humanity expand and explore out into the solar system.
Aya’s sister, Maryam, is in 6th grade and is also very interested in space.
Talking to Aya and Maryam gives me great hope for humanity’s future.
Steve Jones wants to go to the moon and he is checking all the boxes. He flys jets for a living and has been flying for years. He has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering and Geology. He wants to fly for NASA, Blue Origin, or SpaceX. I hope he makes it.
Michael Olaya is CEO of Dexter. He has an interesting view on education and the importance of both learning a wide range of material and being able to think about it and use it. I had some connectivity issues during our interview, but even with that, this was an interesting conversation.
Dexter is a private school based in Texas for passionate learners wanting to develop their best selves. We provide creative, relevant, and real-world learning for the next generations of thinkers, designers, and doers with a focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading and Writing, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Our full-time students attend school at our in-person campus in Wichita Falls, TX. https://dexter.school
Bill is the CEO of United Space Structures. Their mission is to:
build a large self-sustaining facility that will house hundreds of people and to start construction by 2026. United Space Structures (USS) has developed a unique construction process for building very large permanent structures within lunar lava tubes. The advantage of building within lava tubes is that the lava tube provides protection from radiation and meteor strikes and so the habitat structure does not require to be hardened from these elements. The structures only need to create an atmospheric structurally stable enclosure that is thermally insulated.
Frank White has studied and documented the “Overview Effect”. His best-known work, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration. A film called “Overview,” based largely on his work, has had nearly 8 million plays on Vimeo.
Herb has worked decades at NASA. He has been retired for many years, but is very involved in outreach. He presented at the May 4, 2019 North Houston Space Society meeting. He is also a community theater actor.
Tom and Kathy are working on putting together a project to create a better sense of community through a project called CoHousingHouston.
What is CoHousing?
A neighborhood that integrates green design with a social, supportive community life. Neighbors know one another. They have worked with an architect to design their dream environment and to tread lightly on the earth.
Cohousing communities consist of private, fully-equipped dwellings and extensive common amenities including a common house and recreation areas. The common house is the very heart of a cohousing community. It provides a place for community activities such as common dinners, and numerous other organized formal and informal activities.
Residents are involved early in the design and development phases so that the community reflects their priorities. Residents live in a close-knit neighborhood that seeks a healthy blend of privacy and community.https://www.cohousinghouston.com/about-us