Rachel Lyons is a key advocate in the advancement of space technology and exploration. Rachel is the former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space – USA, a non-profit that empowers young people to make an impact in space exploration. She is a public speaker, and former public radio host. She holds a BSc. in Aerospace Engineering and Economics from the University of Miami.
Astronauts return from space with a new understanding of life on earth — from the environment to politics, resources to energy, to humanitarian issues. Rachel believes this perspective is essential in addressing the challenges we face globally, as well as creating a connection to each other and our home planet earth. She is committed to providing opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds to get involved in space – both for the futuristic vision of humanity, and for our world today.