A woman in her 50s who went to the Moon on the Apollo 17 mission and now wants to be a space explorer has an idea for her future: she wants to make a difference in the world.
“I want to be part of this,” said Sandra Bynum.
“And when I was at the moon, I was a big, big part of the human race, I want to bring more of that into the future.”
Read moreThe retired scientist is part of a group of former Apollo astronauts, scientists and engineers who are taking on the challenge of getting people to look beyond their own social media profiles and into a deeper understanding of the people and the places that they care about.
Bynum, a former NASA astronaut, says she started thinking about this project after she found herself in a strange, dark place.
“It’s like I just found myself in a dark room with no light, and I didn’t know where I was,” Bynu said.
“I had no idea where I am.”
In this NASA-themed photo from an article titled “A New Moon”, a woman walks on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions.
The moon is about 6,300 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level.
The land is about 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) across.
The astronauts and scientists involved in the project say the photos are the result of people visiting different sites during their time on the Moon.
“When I was on the moon and I was in the moon colony, the people that were in that colony were really good,” Bysam said.
“You were really close to the people, and you were very comfortable.”
She said the experience of being on the surface of the moon made her feel very human.
“And I think that’s a very important thing,” she said.
The project, called Moonbase, is a social networking project for people interested in becoming space explorers, scientists or educators.
The group of people from across the globe are using social media to share photos and stories, discuss topics and share their experiences.
For Bynums, she was looking for ways to share the journey and the challenges of the space program, and it led her to this project.
“My biggest concern was the way people talked to me,” Bydun said.
Bydun and Bynus, who were on the first flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2006, both took part in the “Moonbase” project.
The mission was the first time that humans landed on the planet.
“The first one, I thought, wow, this is awesome,” Bymens said.
She said she was a little nervous about being on that first flight.
“Then when you’re on the Space Station, it’s the first experience you get on Earth,” she added.
The team members were inspired by Bynun’s experiences on the space station, and their goal is to inspire people to become space explorers.
“To get people to go out and do it, we want to do something, something that inspires them,” said Mark Z. Allen, the project’s lead photographer.
In the photos, Bynos’ first mission was to visit a community in China.
Her last mission was on another lunar mission.
Byrd, the photographer, said the photos were inspired both by the experiences she had in space and by the people she met during her time on Mars.
“In space, you were always going to have a little bit of your past, so the images that we captured, you’re really looking at that, you really got to see the different cultures,” she explained.
In one photo, Byrd showed Bynuns grandmother sitting on a stool in front of a mural that depicts a family of three, with a mother on the left, and her daughter on the right.
Bysam’s grandmother, who is shown in the image, is shown holding a cup of water.
“She’s holding it in front to show that she is the water,” Byrds mom said.
The water has a different color than water from a human being.
“She has this really special water, which is this water that is from this family that has gone through the water cycle, and they’re still doing it,” Byuns said.
For Z.A. Allen and Bymuns, the idea behind Moonbase is to bring people together.
“There are a lot of people out there that are trying to do this kind of thing, and there’s a lot that are just not getting the same opportunity that we’re getting,” Allen said.
Z.A.’s favorite moment on the project was visiting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, which houses one of the most famous images of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
“That was the one thing that I got to be able to share with the Smithsonian,” Z.a. said.
Allen said that, even