My primary interest has always been with space, the stars and aviation. At the age of seven, I formed a young astronauts club with friends in my hometown of Middlesboro, Kentucky. I'm honored and excited to now have the opportunity to ‘return home’ to space as mission pilot with Commander Peggy Whitson on the Ax-2 mission targeted for 2022-2023. While on the International Space Station, I will learn how to translate terrestrial single-cell genomic methods to an orbital science process in collaboration with global leader 10x Genomics. My ambition is to inspire the next generation of space explorers through collaborations with STEM programs worldwide.
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