Space to Explore

Katherine DuBois | 2018 | 14 min.

2019 Official Selection

Natalie Panek has spent her life focused on her biggest dream – to be the first to set foot on another planet. Natalie is an aerospace engineer, a pilot, an influencer, an avid explorer, and has made it to the top 100 of astronaut candidates. On an outdoor adventure to the Mars-like terrain of Moab, Utah she searches with her friend to reconcile life’s stumbles, redirections, and challenges in the pursuit of space travel.

Their jobs are to design the next Mars rover, but cutting a path in a Razer 4×4 might be the closest they get to a crewed mission to Mars. In the face of sky-high arches and pinnacles, breathtaking views, and a canopy of stars, it’s easy to believe the sky has no limits.