Who's Going to Space? Maybe Somebody Like You

Wednesday December 7, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm McKeon Center for Creativity Free and open to the public
Zoom Conversation with Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen

Wednesday, December 7
2 – 3 pm via Zoom

We’ve all been told that to be an astronaut and go to space, you have to be fighter-pilot fit and free of all disabilities. But what if that is no longer true? The rules about who is “fit” to go to space are changing. Learn how twelve disabled people floated in zero gravity last year, and what was learned along the way.

Dr. Wells-Jensen is an ambassador for Mission: AstroAccess, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting disability inclusion in space exploration. She is a linguist with research interests in extraterrestrial message construction and has worked with SETI and NASA. But perhaps her favorite gig is serving as a linguistic consultant for Star Trek.

ASL interpreters provided. For other accessibility requests, notify annina.collier@tulsacc.edu. Advance notice requested.

Registration is required. Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link.