Space Angel investor Esther Dyson has donated an autographed Zero-G flight suit for auction! The Zero-G flight suit for auction was worn by Esther in a weightless flight. If you win the flight suit, you will have the option of receiving it personally from Esther in New York and talking to her about either space medicine or public health - or both!
Esther Dyson is an example of what one private citizen can accomplish when driven by curiosity, adventure, and a passion for science and technology. From October 2008 to March of 2009, she lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut. Dyson completed 6 months of training (2008-2009) at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, as backup to space tourist Charles Simonyi. She is an active board member for a variety of companies, and an investor in ICON Aircraft, NanoRacks, World View and Space Adventures (which organizes programs such as hers for space tourists and also Zero-G flights). She was also on the board of XCOR Aerospace, which recently filed for bankruptcy; she understands the risks of both business and space!
She has flown weightless so many times (six or seven) that she’s not sure of the exact number. Thank you, Zero-G! Currently, Dyson is executive founder of Way to Wellville, a 10-year project to help US communities to dramatically improve the health of their residents, and to develop new business models for the cultivation of health.
Proceeds will go to the associated Raw Science Foundation fiscal sponsor Partnerships for Change. A portion of funds raised will be applied to the travel costs for the Afghan Girls Robot Team to attend the Raw Science Film Festival. The remaining funds will be donated to Digital Citizens Fund to support the efforts of the Afghan Girls Robot Team. The group of girls and young women embarked on an extraordinary journey to compete in the FIRST Robotics competition in 2017. The experience inspired them to do many things including establish the first school for girls and youth in Afghanistan dedicated to science and engineering. Afghanistan’s all-girl Robotics Team provides an example of what can happen when children are given the opportunity to learn—especially in STEM fields.
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