Did you ever want to be an astronaut when you grew up?
For someone with a disability, space travel may seem like an idea for the very distant future.
However, believe it or not, that day is here.
Thanks to AstroAccess, accessible parking in space is possible.
Space tourism is becoming a thing. We are seeing individuals with different disabilities being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of space exploration.
Imagine a leisurely trip to zero gravity.
People with various disabilities now have the opportunity to experience accessible spaceflight.
Europe recently named the world’s first disabled astro
Yes, you read that correctly.
These are the days of space travel for everyone.
Starting with this ‘parastronaut’ who is setting the precedent that people with physical disabilities can still work, live in, and visit space.
Paralympian John McFall will be taking part in the astronaut training so that he can take part in future missions!
This is just one of the many leaps we are aiming to break down as a community and rid the world of the stereotypes around people with disabilities.
Promoting inclusive and equitable opportunities in the space arena are raising the awareness of the need for accessible technologies to engage the mainstream to be more inclusive with space initiatives and research development.
Future generations are witnessing that science research is for everyone and space travel can be for everyone too.