2023: A Year of Self Exploration Rather than Space Exploration

Dr. Tanya Harrison
11 min readDec 31, 2023

This isn’t really a post about space. But it felt important to write nonetheless.

Reflecting along the Seattle waterfront. Image credit: Cameron Thomsen

We didn’t get a white Christmas here in Ottawa, where I’ve been camped out for the last two months as I plan my next destination. But this morning, the end of the year, it is -5°C, and a gentle ephemeral snow is sinking down as I walk to a nearby oatmeal café. A week ago, I…

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Dr. Tanya Harrison

Professional Martian who's worked on rocks and robots on the Red Planet on multiple NASA Mars missions