Aylyffe is part of the National Space Society of North Texas. Her interest first started because of her parents who are space enthusiasts. She would like to see habitats built in earth orbit, and believes that there are ways to do this that would be very economical. She is excited to see us return to the moon. The exploration there will allow us to discover technology and resources that will help humanity here. And it is something that we should all be excited about.
Lisa Stewart is an elementary school teacher and an advocate for space exploration. She recommends that teachers and librarians sign up for the NASA Express Newsletter that connects teachers at all levels with resources, events, and other enrichment opportunities to put space into their students lives.
Lisa hopes that exploring space will help improve life here on earth. If we understood how small, finite, and precious Earth is, then it would motivate us to figure out how to take better care of it. This can come through the perspective of seeing Earth from space. There is a very thin atmosphere that protects us from space. Also, as we explore space, we will develop technology which could help us here.
Lisa highly recommends the Space Exploration Educators Conference which is held at Space Center Houston each February. If you are an educator, then you should go: https://spacecenter.org/educator-resources/teachers-seec/
The key to opening up space is reducing launch cost. And the key to reducing launch cost is to increase the payload fraction of the vehicle. This can be done through ground accelerators, deploying from planes, and the use of skyhooks.
Eagle maintains a website: http://www.high-frontier.org/
He helped a student create a launch tower.