Athena Brensberger of @AstroAthens is basically an EE Jewellery dream. She is a self confessed 'cross between an astrophysics enthusiast and an international model!'
The total mega Brooklyn babe is a former research student at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She describes herself as 'driven through curiosity and passion to not only understand where we came from and where we are going, but to also share this excitement with others,' which she does in lots of ways, including her aces youtube channel and insta, where she champions getting curious about science, especially for women, and those in the arts and a whole new generation of thinkers. Here she is getting all animated about planets in one of her vlogs, and in our PERFECT ALIGNMENT of course too!
We connected with her last November and we were super excited to see her wearing our Red Rover necklace at an exciting event at Congress on behalf of the Planetary Society, Space Exploration Alliance and NASA to pass NASA's Transition Authorization Act of 2017. This act, 'authorises the development and execution of a long-range plan for deep space human exploration; invests in robust science, technology and aeronautics portfolios. Additionally, it guarantees vastly improved health care for the heroes who risk their lives in the exploration of space.'
She was also at NASA's HQ for the briefing before going down to Capitol Hill. Swoon!
She said,'The importance of funding NASA goes beyond space exploration. Funding NASA means advancing our technology, which branches into industries such as automobiles, GPS, cellphones, computers, MRIs, sonograms, and more. My mission when I volunteered to visit Congress last month with the Planetary Society was to convey the importance of and the extent of NASA's contributions in our society in a way that would convince the House of Representatives to pass the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017.'
Call us jumping on the band wagon/shuttle but we were super proud to be there too, by way of our Mars exploring astronaut dude necklace, RED ROVER!
We love seeing Athena's insta posts and following her geeky but glamourous adventures. Here she is at the California Science Centre for Yuri's night, the Los Angeles based annual celebration of space travel, exploration, and the wonders of the universe! Again in PERFECT ALIGNMENT :)
And just, ya know, hanging out having cocktails in our IT'S ABOUT SPACE - TIME necklace too.
Very fitting that Athena in Greek Mythology was the Goddess of Wisdom ay? You're a Goddess to us lady, and we can't wait to see what missions you go on next!