Dr Sian Proctor Joins the First Civilian Mission to Space

Inspiration4 is the world’s first all-civilian mission to space. The mission will be commanded by Jared Isaacman, the 37-year-old founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shift4 Payments and an accomplished pilot and adventurer. Inspiration4 will leave Earth from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A, the embarkation point for Apollo and Space Shuttle missions, and travel across a low earth orbit on a multi-day journey that will continually eclipse more than 90% of the earth’s population. Named in recognition of the four-person crew that will raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, this milestone represents a new era for human spaceflight and exploration.

Dr Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, and science communication expert with a passion for space exploration. She’s an analog astronaut and has completed three analog missions (4-months in the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), 2-weeks in the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), and 2-weeks in the LunAres Moon Habitat). She believes that when we solve for space we also solve issues on Earth. She is passionate about how we can more efficiently feed humans on Earth by engaging in sustainable food practices used in space exploration. She has a TEDx talk called Eat Like a Martian and published the Meals for Mars Cookbook. Dr. Proctor is a geology, sustainability, and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Science Education. She was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut Program. She has appeared in multiple international science shows and is currently a science demonstration expert on the Science Channel show Strange Evidence.  

“I am thrilled to part of the historic Inspiration4 crew and to represent the Prosperity seat. Going to space has always been a dream of mine and being able to inspire the world through art and poetry makes it even more special for me.”

Dr Sian Proctor

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