What the 2010s taught us about women in space (op-ed)

(Originally published in SpaceNews). Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir captured the world’s attention with their historic all-woman spacewalk at the end of 2019. The 2020s is beginning with the duo scheduled to repeat their historic first twice more by the end of January. Is the future of spaceflight female? If popular culture mirrors society, … Continue reading What the 2010s taught us about women in space (op-ed)

Ten Good Things That Happened To Me In 2019

The last week of December is a single never-ending Sunday, which I spent scrolling endless end-of-the-year lists in front of TV. Everybody loves lists, so I decided to contribute to the common good and make one myself. Here it is:Ten Good Things That Happened to Me In 2019 In No Particular Order. One. I passed … Continue reading Ten Good Things That Happened To Me In 2019

Sociology of outer space?

One of my small joys in life is to watch people blink slowly when I tell them that one of my areas of study is sociology of outer space. “Cool” or “Can you really do that?” are the most common responses so far. I agree – it is not something one comes across daily. I … Continue reading Sociology of outer space?