(BPRW) Power Profiler for October 2021 – Dr. Sian Proctor
The first Black girl to pilot a spacecraft
(Black PR Wire) Dr. Sian Proctor is the primary Black astronaut had the chance of a lifetime after touring to house with Elon Musk’s SpaceX first all civilian crewed mission workforce.
As a part of the Inspiration4 workforce, Dr. Proctor is the primary Black girl to pilot a spacecraft. She can be one in all The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is known as Space2inspire the place she encourages individuals to make use of their distinctive, one-of-a-sort strengths, and fervour to encourage these inside their attain and past. She believes that we have to actively try for a J.E.D.I. house: a simply, equitable, various, and inclusive house as we advance human spaceflight.
She makes use of her afrofuturism house artwork to encourage conversations about girls of coloration in the house trade. She’s additionally an analog astronaut and has accomplished 4 analog missions together with the all-feminine SENSORIA Mars 2020 mission on the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Habitat, the NASA funded 4-months Mars mission at HI-SEAS, a 2-weeks Mars mission on the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), and a 2-weeks Moon mission within the LunAres Habitat. She believes that when we remedy for house, we additionally remedy points on Earth. She promotes sustainable meals practices utilized in house exploration as a solution to scale back meals waste on Earth. She has a TEDx speak known as Eat Like a Martian and printed the Meals for Mars Cookbook. Dr. Proctor was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut Program and received right down to the Yes/No telephone name which got here from Astronaut Sunita Williams. She is a world speaker who enjoys partaking in instructional outreach. She is a unbroken NASA Solar System Ambassador and serves on the Explore Mars Board of Directors, JustSpace Alliance Advisory Board, the Science in the Wild Advisory Board, the SEDS USA Advisory Board, and the National Science Teaching Association’s Aerospace Advisory Board. In 2019, she was the science communication outreach officer on the JOIDES Resolution Expedition 383 and spent 2-months at sea with researchers investigating the Dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. She additionally participated within the 2-week school growth seminar Exploring Urban Sustainability in India. She was a 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Teacher at Sea, a 2016 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador (ACEAP), and a 2014 PolarTREC Teacher investigating local weather change in Barrow, Alaska. She is a Major within the Civil Air Patrol and serves as a member of the Arizona Wing Aerospace Education Officer.
Dr. Proctor spent 21 years as a professor educating geology, sustainability, and planetary science at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. She is at the moment the Open Educations Resource Coordinator for the Maricopa Community College District. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education. She not too long ago completed a sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Center for Education Through Exploration creating digital discipline journeys. She did her 2012-13 sabbatical on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute creating their science of disasters curriculum. She has appeared in a number of worldwide science exhibits and is at the moment on A World Without NASA and Strange Evidence. You can observe her on social media @DrSianProctor.
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