Rachel A. Lyons

Direcor of Parnerships, Space for Humanity

Rachel A. Lyons is a space advocate, actively working to spread knowledge and encourage others to get involved using the ideals of ‘The Overview Effect’. Her approach is multidisciplinary – recognizing the importance of integrating formal education, creative arts, culture, and social connection. Rachel has led engineering teams, organized professional events, music and dance celebrations, and outdoor adventure. She holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Miami and is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-US).

Space for Humanity is a non-profit organization that will select a diverse group of non-astronauts to travel to the edge of space. Their mission is to grant an all-expenses-paid journey to selected applicants to experience the Overview Effect of viewing the earth from space. Space For Humanity will partner with all available vehicles to offer global citizens a diversity of spaceflights. Their longer-term vision is to send selected groups into Low Earth Orbit by 2022, the moon by 2027 and deep space by 2030.