2 years before working at NASA as a professional Photographer, I was creating this sci-fi series of portraits during my Undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  I created this “hopeful” space traveling Team of Alter-Egos in support of MISSION: LADY APOLLO  ~  the goal/message for the 1st woman to walk on the Moon.

Upon further research in 2003 leading up to my thesis project, I discovered that there was a group of women (accomplished pilots) that were denied the opportunity for Spaceflight in the 1960s; they were called the Mercury 13.