Loretta Hidalgo

Loretta Hidalgo is a co-founder of Yuri’s Night, a global event celebrating human space exploration. She is currently Loretta Hidalgo has a Masters degree in Biology from Caltech and a Bachelors degree in Biology from Stanford. Between degrees she interned at NASA in the Astronaut office, worked on the International Space Station, and investigated plant growth on Mars in the Canadian Arctic. She is the co-creator of Yuri's Night, the World Party for Space and is the North American Representative to the Space Generation Advisory Council. Her travels have taken her around the world; in Africa she spoke to children about science; in the Arctic she worked with NASA to look at life in extreme environments; in Chile she studied Space Tourism with the International Space University and last summer she dove to the bottom of the ocean 5 times with a team of scientists and IMAX film makers to talk about the search for life in the universe for James Cameron's latest deep sea project "Extreme Life", due out Jan 2005. She is passionate about bringing together people who want to use space to make a difference for the planet.

Broadcast 212 (Special Edition)

Loretta Hidalgo and George Whitesides returned to The Space Show for this special program promoting the worldwide Yuri's Night Celebration on April 12, 2004. Loretta and George explained to Space Show listeners what Yuri's Night celebrations are about, how to participate in a Yuri's Night party or how to have your own celebration. We also talked with George about new position as Executive Director of the National Space Society. George outlined some of his plans, described the excitement within the organization, and talked about goals and objectives for the organization.

Broadcast 109 (Special Edition)

Loretta Hidalgo and George Whitesides are the co- founders of Yuri's Night. Not only does this show focus on the Yuri's Night celebration and its importance, we also explore space advocacy, various space development programs and policies, and possible solutions to moving space commerce and the public's interest in space forward. Loretta and George disclose and detail their respective visions for a space-faring world. Loretta and George are experts in non-traditional space outreach and education.

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