Celestial Citizen Ep. 305: For All Spacekind
On this week’s episode, we’ll be talking about the world’s biggest space party — Yuri’s Night, of course — the New Right Stuff for space, the launch of another Spacekind cohort, and the personal journey of Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides.
This episode’s guest, Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, studied astrobiology at Stanford and Caltech. She has also worked in the Astronaut Office in Houston Texas, done research on plant life in the Canadian Arctic with NASA, dove to the bottom of the ocean with Titanic Director James Cameron to film the IMAX “Aliens of the Deep,” floated weightless hundreds of times as a Flight Director for Zero Gravity Corporation, studied terraforming Mars with Dr. Chris McKay of NASA Ames, worked for the X Prize Foundation during the $10M winning Ansari X Prize flights in 2004, helped launch the Space Generation Advisory Council in 1999, and Co-Created Yuri’s Night, The World Space Party in 2001. Loretta has also been a Founder Astronaut with Virgin Galactic since 2005. Loretta is the author of the New Right Stuff, and leads SpaceKind training for space advocates and leaders — which will be starting a new cohort on May 4th, 2022. Loretta is also an investor and advisor for Celestial Citizen!