Celestial Citizen Ep. 308: Becoming Off-Worldly

On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Laura Forczyk — author and owner of space consulting firm, Astralytical — to discuss the future of human spaceflight and how we can all “become off-worldly.”

Laura is the owner of space consulting firm, Astralytical, specializing in space science, policy, space career coaching services, and publishing industry reports.

Laura Forczyk

She is the author of Rise of the Space Age Millennials (2020) and Becoming Off-Worldly (2022). She runs the private online community Becoming Off-Worldly Together.

Laura also serves as an advisor for the Cislunar Space Development Company and For All Moonkind. She is the VP of Research and Analytics for the Beyond Earth Institute. She also serves as a mentor for the Brooke Owens Fellowship program. She is a NASA Subject Matter Expert for astrophysics and planetary science missions.

Prior to forming her own company, she ran the Florida office of an international startup working to establish parabolic and suborbital flight at Kennedy Space Center and globally. She has also worked as a scientific analyst for a nonprofit facilitating over 50 experiments on the International Space Station for the benefit of life on Earth.

She has researched astrophysics and planetary science at three NASA centers, flown two parabolic “Zero G” campaigns, conducted geological research in a meteor crater, and earned National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) suborbital astronaut wings in ground training. And Laura also has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in astrophysics.

A special shout-out and thank you to our sponsors for this episode!

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Britt Duffy Adkins

Britt Duffy Adkins

Founder at Celestial Citizen | Space Urban Planner | She/her | Planning Humanity’s Future on Earth. Moon. Mars. Beyond. www.celestialcitizen.com