Looking ahead to living on the moon: A conversation with Laura Fackrell, NASA NPP Fellow

Looking ahead to living on the moon: A conversation with Laura Fackrell, NASA NPP Fellow

Laura Fackrell, Ph.D.

Laura Fackrell is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow who is looking ahead to the potential for humans living on the moon. Her research focuses on the role of nitrogen in lunar habitats, particularly how nitrogen is affected by plants and microbes in the soil or growth medium. Nitrogen is a key element in plant growth, so her research will also have an impact on creating better and more sustainable agriculture here on earth. In this conversation with host Michael Holtz, Fackrell talks about her career in research, the value of mentorship, and the value of being a mentor to younger scientists.

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