We are inspired by space
The Earth is our home in space and we need to protect it. We believe space research provides the perspective, insight and action required to make life better for all life on Earth. But in order to get more people to see the value of space benefits and spinoffs, we need to raise awareness about all the ways that space tech and innovations are intertwined in the daily lives of everyone on Earth.
Astronaut Wrangler & Producer
Christina Korp is an astronaut manager, space advisor, Founder of SPACE For a Better World and the president of Purpose Entertainment. For ten years she managed Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and launched his education foundations – ShareSpace and the Aldrin Family Foundation. She produced the last five galas at Kennedy Space Center celebrating Apollo 11 and the Webby winning and Emmy nominated, “Cycling Pathways to Mars” VR experience. She is passionate about promoting women’s issues and she founded SPACE For a Better World in 2020 to produce events and experiences that raise money for partner charities and advocate for the ways space benefits the planet and people every day. She works with Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke, former NASA astronauts Nicole Stott, Susan Kilrain and Inspiration4 Mission Pilot Dr. Sian Proctor.
IG and Twitter: @xtina_korp
Board of Advisors | Partners in Purpose:
Commander Susan Kilrain
NASA Astronaut / Navy Test Pilot / Speaker
Navy Test Pilot
2nd Woman and youngest person to Pilot the Space Shuttle
Commander Susan Kilrain is a renowned astronaut, a distinguished navy test pilot and aerospace engineer, and a world traveler. She is the youngest person, and one of only three women, to pilot the space shuttle. She served twenty years in the Navy paving the way for women along the way. She has flown more than 3,000 flight hours in over 30 different aircraft, and she was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal. CDR Kilrain flew as pilot of STS-83 and STS-94, spending more than 20 days in space. Her first mission was cut short due to a potentially life-threatening shuttle system failure. When not training for spaceflight, she worked in Mission Control for other space shuttle missions. She has also worked at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC in the offices of Safety and Legislative Affairs.
Prior to joining the Navy, Susan was a wind tunnel project officer at Lockheed Corporation and earned her master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Susan is currently a consultant and motivational speaker, specializing in encouraging young women and underprivileged teens to excel in STEM careers.
NASA Astronaut / Artist / Earthling
104 days in space
10th woman to conduct a spacewalk
Aquanaut - 18 days living underwater at NEEMO
Nicole Stott is a former NASA astronaut and artist who creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crewmates here on Spaceship Earth. She believes we have the power to create a future for all life on Earth that is as beautiful as it looks from space. A veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space as a crewmember on both the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle, Nicole’s personal highlights of her time in space are performing a spacewalk (10th woman to do so), flying the robotic arm to capture the first HTV, working with her international crew in support of the multi-disciplinary science onboard the orbiting laboratory, painting a watercolor, and of course the view out the window. Nicole is also a NASA Aquanaut. In preparation for spaceflight, she was a crewmember on an 18-day saturation dive mission at the Aquarius undersea laboratory. She is the founder of the Space for Art Foundation — uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art. She lives in Florida with her husband, son, and two dogs.
In October of 2021 she release her first book, "BACK TO EARTH: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet and Our Mission to Protect It."
IG: @astro_nicole @spaceforartfoundation
Full NASA Bio: www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/stott-np.pdf
Dr. Sian Proctor
SpaceX Astronaut | Geoscientist | Inspiration4
4th Black Woman in Space
1st Black Woman to be a Mission Pilot
1st Fully Civilian Mission to orbit Earth
Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She is the mission pilot for the Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission to space. She is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She believes that we need to actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight.
She uses her afrofuturism space art to encourage conversations about women of color in the space industry. She’s also an analog astronaut and has completed four analog missions including the all-female SENSORIA Mars 2020 mission at the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Habitat, the NASA funded 4-months Mars mission at HI-SEAS, a 2-weeks Mars mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), and a 2-weeks Moon mission in the LunAres Habitat. She believes that when we solve for space, we also solve issues on Earth. She promotes sustainable food practices used in space exploration as a way to reduce food waste on Earth.
Dr. Proctor spent 21 years as a professor teaching geology, sustainability, and planetary science at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently the Open Educations Resource Coordinator for the Maricopa Community College District. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education. She recently finished a sabbatical at Arizona State University’s Center for Education Through Exploration creating virtual field trips. She did her 2012-13 sabbatical at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute developing their science of disasters curriculum. She has appeared in multiple international science shows and is currently on A World Without NASA and Strange Evidence.
Follow on IG and Twitter: @DrSianProctor
Our Guiding Principles
- To showcase how space tech, research and development could be the key to solving the world’s biggest problems
- To motivate people to take better care of our planetary life support system and each other
- To use art and media in an accessible way to promote sustainability and innovation
- To promote inclusivity, diversity and equality
- To educate
- To inspire