By Emma Walker
If you’ve ever spent a night in the Moab desert, you know what it’s like to feel like you’re on another planet: otherworldly red dirt, towering cliffs, countless bright, shining stars.
That’s the feeling Kate Harris grew up longing for. As a kid, Harris wished for nothing more than to visit Mars—to be an explorer, like those who’d mapped the world she now inhabited. Like Marco Polo, whose name is most closely associated with the Silk Road.
Harris came closer to that dream than most: she studied at Oxford and MIT, and even wore a canvas space suit as a …read more
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