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Below is the trailer for Hubble's Diverse Universe, a documentary focused on the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA on the careers of a group of Latino/a and African American astronomers. The trailer features Eric Wilcots, Dara Norman, Jarita Holbrook, and Kevin McLin. A piece featuring interviews with Jarita Holbrook, the director, and Romeel Davé, Mr. Money Bags (as he describes himself), can be seen here.

I don't feature in the trailer, but I was interviewed for the film. I discussed NASA's diversity programs, and particularly the Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship (I was a Jenkins Fellow in graduate school) and the NASA Administrator's Fellowship Project. Unfortunately, both programs now seem to have ended.

I was interviewed for a TV piece on the Chandra detection of the very young, powerful pulsar PSR B1509-58 and its wind nebula... or, as the media dubbed it, the Hand of God.

(I thought there was only one Hand of God, but apparently they're getting more common.)

I was interviewed for a Daily News article about Mars One, or, more specificaly, about a New York woman who was among the finalists for a one-way trip to Mars.