Dr. Sian Proctor (@DrSianProctor) - Astronaut, Geoscientist and Space Artist joins the Learning Unlocked podcast for a conversation. Dr. Proctor was a mission pilot for SpaceX's Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space (Launched 9/15/21). She is the first African American woman to pilot a spacecraft. Dr. Proctor believes that we need to actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight. During this conversation, Dr. Proctor details her lifelong quest to become an astronaut, she vividly describes her experience in space, she discusses the importance of teamwork and learning and she discusses her Space 2 Inspire program. Only 600 people have ever been to space and Dr. Proctor is now one of them. She also discusses how civilian space travel may become a more common feat during our lifetime.
Dr. Sian Proctor
Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She is the mission pilot for the Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space. She is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She believes that we need to actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight.