As chair of the SSPI-WISE mentoring committee, Wendy Newman interviewed Lori Garver about her book, “Escaping Gravity.”

Lori was Deputy Administrator of NASA from 2009-2013 and she wrote about her quest to transform NASA and launch a new space age in her memoir. Webcast live on September 22, 2022, Wendy represented the SSPI-WISE mentoring group in a discussion of how women’s role in the space and satellite industry has changed and the importance of commercial innovation, which has become the norm since Lori first promoted it during her time at NASA. The interview also touched on having the courage to take an unpopular stance and how space can be used to combat climate change.

The book, Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age is available on Amazon.