Not Necessarily Rocket Science: A Conversation with Kellie Gerardi & Signed Book [Free Event]

$ 19.95

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      → Attend the free event on Monday, February 15, 2021: Register here.

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      Have you dreamed of stars and galaxies far, far away? On Monday, February 15 join Kellie Gerardi, author of Not Necessarily Rocket Science: A Beginner's Guide to Life in the Space Age, and the Exploratorium Astronomer Dr. Isabel Hawkins in a conversation about her experiences in the commercial space industry. 

      In her book, Kellie takes us on a tour of her nontraditional path in the space industry—from her adventures working at a spaceport to training for Mars to testing spacesuits in microgravity, to building a massive SciComm platform. In this live conversation she’ll share more stories about her experiences in this emerging frontier and offer insights and encouragement to anyone who dreams of donning a spacesuit.

      Free event but an RSVP is required to receive a link to this program.

      More about the book:

      Ever wondered what it’s like to work in outer space? In this candid science memoir and career guide, Gerardi offers an inside look into the industry beginning to eclipse Silicon Valley. Whether you have a space science degree or are looking to learn about stars, Not Necessarily Rocket Science proves there’s room for anyone passionate about exploration.

      What it's like to be a woman in space. With a space background and a mission to democratize access to space, this female astronaut candidate offers a front-row seat to the final frontier. From her adventures training for Mars to testing spacesuits in microgravity, Look inside for answers to questions like:

      • Will there be beer on Mars?
      • Why do I need to do one-handed pushups in microgravity?
      • How can I possibly lose a fortune in outer space?


      Hardcover, 256 pages.

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