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‘Out Astronaut’ hopes to break barriers to reach the final frontier

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17min 28sec
Courtesy Out Astronaut
Out Astronaut’s goal is to increase LGBTQ+ representation in areas like space flight.

There has never been an openly gay American astronaut in space. One Colorado non-profit organization provides grants to encourage LGBTQ+ people to explore the fields of science and space. Jason Reimuller is the executive director of the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences and founder of the Boulder-based nonprofit Out Astronaut which is working to increase representation in the industry.