Overview Effect discussion at Air & Space + ‘Race to Space’ conf examined issues of race, space settlement and STEM

Here’s a report on the recent panel discussion at the Nat. Air & Space Museum about the Overview Effect (see earlier posting) : An Astronauts’ View of Earth Could Change Us All – The Daily Planet.


NASA astronaut Mae Carol Jemison participated in the recent Race in Space conference hosted by Duke’s Department of African and African American Studies in Durham, North Carolina.

The Race in Space conference is a first of its kind event that seeks to explore the issues of race, culture and nationality in the colonization of space stations, planets and stars in space.  This two day conference will highlight astronauts, researchers, artists and authors who have studied both the realities and imaginative events involving the dynamics of race and space settlements.

Here are reports on the conference and Jemison’s presentation: