Danny describes how the human endeavor of space exploration teaches lessons applicable to everyday life on earth. His NASA team overcame life altering trials and tribulations in space that challenge us to embrace a full spectrum of diversity.
John Daniel “Danny” Olivas is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. Olivas has flown on two space shuttle missions, STS-117 and STS-128 and performed EVAs on both missions, totaling 34hrs 28min.
In 2013 Olivas joined the University of Texas at El Paso as Director of the Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research (CASSMAR) and now oversees space initiatives on campus. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx