In 2001, I read The Universe In A Nutshell, and it sparked my endless fascination with the cosmos. Professor Hawking had a profound influence on my life, far be...fore I had the privilege of knowing him and his extraordinary family.
It was his daughter Lucy, a truly remarkable woman and a dear friend, who gave me the greatest honor of my career when she invited me to contribute a short chapter on Mars to the latest children’s book she had co-written with her father -- George and the Blue Moon. What a special gift, to be able to share this great adventure with my daughter.
Stephen Hawking was a global treasure, and while the great loss is palpable, I’m simply grateful to have existed in the same brief window of time that he did.
https://www.sxsw.com/live/ with Elon Musk
Not really space related, but German
Anastasiya Stepanova, the Russian member of the Mars Society’s international Mars160 crew, has been chosen to be a researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Problems in Moscow, where she will help train crews for long duration space Mission simulations. Congratulations Anastasiya!