Astronaut Training

SAT // DEC 07

Space exploration crash course meets 90's Nickelodeon game show

Join hosts Corinne Caputo (author of How To Success) and Loren Grush (Space Reporter at The Verge) as they put REAL scientists and REAL comedians through the rigorous tests of Astronaut Training to see who will “win” a “trip to Mars.” Our challenges simulate those actually done by astronauts-in-training, as if they were made by a gazillionaire with too much time on their hands. Only one flight crew can emerge: come witness who will become the next great American heroes!


Molly Gaebe (UCB) and Mehmet Alpaslan (NYU, astrophysicist)
Milly Tamarez (UCB, Flexx) and Jackie Faherty (AMNH, exoplanet expert)

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

Molly Gaebe
Molly Gaebe is a comedian and writer for Abortion Access Front in New York City. She is the co-host of Caveat's live show and podcast 'Nevertheless She Existed,' about the badass women of history. She can be seen every Saturday at Subculture with her Upright Citizen's Brigade house team, Women and Men. She lucid dreams about eating raw cookie dough. It's pretty great.
Mehmet Alpaslan
Mehmet Alpaslan is an astrophysicist working at New York University, and was previously an astrophysicist at NASA's Ames Research Center in California. Originally from Turkey, he found himself in the United States after whizzing around Austria, Italy, Chile, Scotland, and Australia. When not feeling confused about the Universe, he enjoys extremely bitter coffee, weird films, and complaining about IPAs. His research focuses on understanding how galaxies form and evolve using statistics and big telescopes.
Milly Tamarez
Milly Tamarez is a stand up, and comedic actress/writer. She is a contributor for NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and has written for The Onion Studios, Reductress, Magnifier Magazine, BRIC, and worked on a collaboration with HBO and The Root. She has been featured on MTV, Vice, BET, Flama, Above Average, Univision, and Comedy Central.   She is the one of the creators and producers of Flexx (a satire magazine for people of color) and Diverse as Fuck Festival a festival that highlights diversity in comedy.
Jackie Faherty
Jackie Faherty is a senior scientist and senior education manager jointly in the Department of Astrophysics and the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. She works at the forefront of brown dwarf and exoplanet atmosphere detection and characterization and strives to create more opportunities for underrepresented minorities to enter STEM fields through unique outreach endeavors.
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