Project Description

 

When NASA flew the first men to the Moon between 1969 and 1972 it was for footprints and flags. Despite the continued fixation on Mars, there seems little doubt the Moon will be NASA’s next logical leap beyond low Earth orbit and, as the clock ticks on the termination of the International Space Station, now is the time to plan a return to the Moon. Our new vision for the Moon must be to stay and learn to live in such an extreme environment. It will be testing ground for a multitude of technologies that will eventually be needed for deep space travel further into the Solar System.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Allyson Reneau is the mother of 11 children, successful business owner, and gymnastics coach of Olympic hopefuls. In pursuit of a lifelong dream, she enrolled at Harvard University, commuted 7000 km weekly for 3 years, and graduated in May 2016 with a Masters in International Relations.  While at Harvard she also attended Juilliard in New York City studying piano performance.

Aly was a graduate of the NASA sponsored 2014 International Space University in Montreal, and has been teaching space entrepreneurship for the past two years for ISU.  She has held internships at the Naval War College, FAA Commercial Spaceflight Office and at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. Aly’s award-winning Harvard thesis on United States Space Policy was recently published in the international space magazine, Room.

Aly enjoys running, skiing, jumping horses, and has held her private pilot’s license for 35 years. Aly has been featured on the NBC Today Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and countless magazines, radio shows, and newspapers worldwide.  She speaks to audiences worldwide inspiring them to accomplish more--and to live life with no regrets.