See the bigger vision
Astronaut Candidate, Speaker, Author, Troublemaker
(@Mighty_Ginge | https://joshrichards.space)
Join Australian physicist, comedian & astronaut candidate Josh Richards on an humorous and informative journey to the red planet, blending science, engineering and ethics with comedy as he shares at how colonising Mars will change humans in body, mind and soul. Hear about how he engages in the community to promote STEM and what motivates you him get involved. Find out about how he has seen the STEM/IT community evolving and where he sees it going?
Physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate – one thing Josh Richards can never be accused of is being boring. After a decade of picking up booby traps with the Australian Army, slogging through mud with British Commandos, being science adviser to the richest artist in the world, and performing comedy wearing a giant koala suit to confused audiences around the world, Josh found his true calling in September 2012 when he discovered the Mars One project. Selected from over 200,000 initial applicants, Josh is currently one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for a one-way mission to Mars in 2031. As an in-demand professional speaker, Josh’s storytelling makes for compelling & entertaining corporate keynote presentations on leadership, small-team dynamics, and the challenges of life in space that are certain to leave any audience with plenty to think about.