Can Art Break Science’s Monopoly Grip on Space?

There are many good explanations for the fact engineers and scientists have a lock on space travel, so critics rarely step forward to protest the monopoly grip that the technically educated have on access to space. Most folks have just accepted that advanced degrees in science and engineering are necessary to do an adequate job in orbit. Buy that isn’t necessarily so, which is a point that 36-year-old designer and choreographer Richard Seabra wants to make clear. Seabra is proposing to send artists and performers into space to work in a special art module that he wants to become part of the International Space Station (ISS).