Here it is! My TEDx talk from October 25, 2013! I am so excited to share it with you! I hope you will watch it and if you are inspired by it share it with your friends.
What’s Your Mars? Astronaut Abby TEDx Talk
When TEDx Tampa Bay contacted me over the summer and asked if I was interested in speaking at their event, themed “Exploring the Past, Embracing the Future,” I was so excited. What an honor to be invited and what a great topic! When I speak of the future of human space exploration, I often reflect on the past. It is because of the amazing accomplishments of the United States, Russia, Canada and ESA that we can even imagine a future of space exploration. It is because of our past and present that we have the technology we enjoy today in our daily lives.
Yet, my TEDx talk was not directly about human space flight. I wove my own story into my message, as well as some history of human space travel. My talk explains what I have learned on my own quest to be the first astronaut to Mars. The title “What’s your Mars?” is reflective of my message, that we each have a dream- a Mars, and by pursuing our dreams, we inspire others and we can change the world. I call it the circle of inspiration. I hope you will watch my talk, and if you are inspired, that you will share it with your friends. It’s an important message and I hope many people will hear it.
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