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Making Sure Outer Space is Accessible

Recently, Mission: AstroAccess took off from Long Beach Airport. Twelve people with different disabilities floated in a simulated space environment to help identify challenges and possible solutions for when disabled people venture into space. The flight focused on basic operational tasks to show the abilities of disabled crew members to work well in microgravity and look for solutions for better accessibility. The participants, who are scientists, consultants, veterans, students, athletes, artists and CEOs, are using their experiences to recommend solutions to challenges they faced.

For more information, see the article "The future of space will be ADA accessible thanks to Mission: AstroAccess".