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On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Richelle Gribble, space artist and analog astronaut, to discuss the interconnectivity of society, her recent large-scale space art installation ‘Living Light,’ and the importance of combining art + science as we look to explore humanity’s possible futures.

Richelle Gribble

Richelle is an expeditionary artist exploring planetary connectivity, both on and off Earth. Her work explores connectivity in a world where human impact, technology, and the environment collide. She has had solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, Japan, and international orbit around Earth etched on satellites and aboard rockets. She even has recent artworks…


On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Nicolas Nelson, MD candidate and Operations Director at Out Astronaut. We’ll discuss the emerging field of space medicine and its importance for the future of space activities, the current climate for the LGBTQ+ community in the space industry, and what Out Astronaut is doing to make space more diverse and inclusive.

Nicolas Nelson, MD

Nicolas is a medical student with plans to become a radiation oncologist and flight surgeon, taking care of cancer patients on Earth while conducting astronaut health surveillance and radiation research. Two of his goals have been to encourage aspiring LGBTQ+ professionals…


This week, we have a special episode with Chelsea “Foxanne” Gohd ahead of the September 10th release of her upcoming single, “I Could Go On,” which will be brought along to space on the upcoming Inspiration4 mission on September 15th! And we are super excited to provide listeners of the podcast with a special sneak preview of the single today ahead of its release!

Chelsea “Foxanne” Gohd

On this episode, we’ll discuss Foxanne’s path to becoming a space musician, how her work speaks to some of the big, unanswered questions of human existence, and the role music will play in building a…


On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Justin Cyrus and Dr. Forrest Meyen of Lunar Outpost — an emerging leader in the new Cislunar economy pushing the bounds of robotics in extreme environments, and enabling a sustainable presence on the Moon and Mars. We’ll discuss some exciting, recent announcements from Lunar Outpost, what a sustainable lunar presence looks like, and the challenges and rewards of being a space entrepreneur.

One of the guests on the show, Justin Cyrus, is the CEO of Lunar Outpost. Justin attended UC Boulder where he received his undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering…


I’ve tried to write this post many times. It’s been tough because, although I’ve done this twice before, I still fear the judgment and stereotyping that often follows. It’s unfortunate that something that brings me so much personal joy remains for many women a point of conflict in their careers.

I’m pregnant and expecting the last member of my crew later this year! We are thrilled to be growing our family, but I have long worried how this would impact my growing company. During these strange pandemic times, I’ve been able to keep the focus on myself, my company, and…


In this week’s episode, we’re chatting with Dr. Jessie Christiansen about the fascinating field of exoplanets and the search for habitable worlds. We’ll also discuss her thoughts on the upcoming Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, and what it really means to be a planet hunter.

Dr. Jessie Christiansen

My guest on the show, Dr. Jessie Christiansen, is an astrophysicist and Deputy Science Lead at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute. She searches for, studies, and catalogs extrasolar planets — which are those planets orbiting other stars. She has worked on many NASA planet-hunting projects, including the EPOXI, Kepler, and TESS missions. For her work on uncovering how common planets are throughout the Galaxy with the Kepler mission, Jessie was awarded the 2018 NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal.

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In this week’s episode, we’ll cover what advocacy looks like in the fields of human rights, disability rights and space law — as well as, how these important topics intersect. We’ll also discuss how we can work to make life both on and off this planet more inclusive and accessible for everyone.

My guest on the show, AJ Link, received his JD from The George Washington University Law School. His studies focused extensively on disability law, international human rights, and space law. AJ has been actively involved with disability advocacy in the Washington, D.C. …


Celestial Citizen Podcast is back for another season and ready to cover all the social and cultural issues of space that are too often ignored. Season 2 will continue with all the content you love but also add in a much wider variety of topics, so that we can truly start planning humanity’s collective future in space.

I’m your host, Britt Duffy Adkins, founder of Celestial Citizen, a space media company that emerged from a desire to see more urban planning strategy and action applied to the future of space exploration — in the hopes that we could approach…


If this month has taught me anything, it’s that we need to be less dismissive of each other and more considerate of those that may hold opinions regarding the space industry, and commercial space in particular, that are different from our own.

Events that might be viewed with excitement by some may be painful or triggering for others. I hope we can seek to approach those with perspectives that might not match our own with kindness and openness. …


On this week’s episode, we’ll discuss the increasing risk of potential collisions in our near Earth space environment as the problem of orbital debris continues to worsen, and what we can all do to become space environmentalists and better stewards of the shared commons of our sky.

Dr. Moriba Jah

My guest on today’s show, Dr. Moriba Jah, joined the Oden Institute core faculty in 2018 at the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently serving as an associate professor of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. His research interests are in non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction…

Britt Duffy Adkins

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