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Marlo: Lift off. I was gonna say blast off. I’m gonna let you do that. So Michelle Lucas higher orbits. Thanks for being with me today.
Michelle: So excited to be here. It’s my first time at CES and they get to see you.
Marlo: Yes, yes, we’ve known each other for quite a few years, work with national astronauts stay together. So that’s always a fun thing to talk about. But we’re going to talk about tech today, and maybe a little bit about higher orbits.
Michelle: Awesome. I mean, look, space doesn’t exist without text. So it’s a perfect intersection of orbits. Yeah.
Marlo: So who do you have here that you wanting to see? So I came
Michelle: Honestly, in part specifically to see Sierra space and they’re really cool concept that they have going on, they brought a model of their dream chaser vehicle wings are back, she’ll be flying into space with cargo. And they’re here with Blue Origin and some of their other partners for orbital reef, their space station. And so I came out to see that because I’m a space girl at heart, as you know. But it’s been really fascinating to see all the different things and all the different tech, some of which I didn’t even know existed.
Marlo: So tell us a little bit about higher orbits, what’s going on in 2022.
Michelle: So higher orbits. For those of you who don’t know, we are a nonprofit that uses spaceflight to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. And we run a program where astronauts work with local students and communities and the kids compete to have their science flown to space. Now that exists because of tech that has been developed and automation and things that I suspect in some ways debuted here. Once upon a time, they’re designing a science experiment that fits in a little tiny cube and you know, once upon a time that would have taken this much space, right? It is such an exciting year ahead. We’ve had students that just presented at AI double A Cytec event, which is the biggest Aerospace Research Forum. And we have students are going to present it various things. We hope to we’ll soon be selecting another experiments playing space running events. We are full steam ahead this year.
Marlo: Shell has been a pleasure check on higher orbits everybody. Where do we find information about higher orbits
Michelle: www.higherorbits.org and it’s within s like the proper aerospace term, not the travel websites. Okay.
Marlo: That’s good to know that so Alright, this is Marlo Anderson, your “Guru of Geek” at CES 2022.