There are so many advances in space that have captured the imagination of people for decades. It is seen in areas from science fiction and inspires real-life missions. Space is where we draw our inspiration for future generations. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities of living in an environment that is drastically different from what we are accustomed to on Earth. First, we explore the effects of microgravity on the human body. Then we will go through a day in the life of an astronaut, focusing on various innovations to see how we can make it more comfortable. Once we understand microgravity, we will focus on the day-to-day living in space. This is where we will focus on the space economy and what you will actually do in space should you join. Finally, we'll look at the scientific research in microgravity and understand how working in space can benefit us here on Earth.
This talk will provide an engaging and informative exploration of life in space and microgravity. Participants will come away with an understanding of how space affects their day-to-day lives in the past, present, and future.
Dr. Christianna Taylor focuses on Leadership through Strategy and Technology with applications in space, AI, and 3D Printing. She currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Gantri. This technology platform leverages 3D printing technology to develop modern design lighting selling directly to consumers. Prior to this, she started Intelligent Space in 2016 after attending Singularity University as a Global Impact Challenge winner. Previously she worked as a Concurrent Engineer abroad, as a Systems Engineer for small satellites at Microcosm in Southern California, at NASA JPL as a GSRP Fellow, and served on the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Chapter as the Event Coordinator, and was a Global Scholar with the Kauffman Foundation. She advises multiple companies in the New Space startup community. When she’s not 3D printing something or working at the intersection of space and AI, she enjoys traveling, reading, and finding exciting challenges. Her earliest memory of space is watching Haley’s comet with her Mom. Her latest is probably watching Star Trek and arguing with her friends if it’s possible.