NASA Astronaut, Yvonne Cagle, Discusses Biomimicry and Our Planet’s Future

Yvonne Cagle is a NASA astronaut thinking about our survival on Mars and beyond. She sees “Earth as its own spaceship, a mothership” that  ensures human and natural species are highly adaptable to new environments. She looks for solutions in earth’s natural environment to problems we will face as move out into space. By “mimicking” these survival traits we can design and engineer space environments that better adapt for our survival. Yvonne also believes these same strategies can help us better confront many of the challenges we face here on earth.

Photography by: Molly DeCoudreaux