Staff Writer & Reporter
Chelsea “Foxanne” Gohd is a senior writer at Space.com, where she writes articles and creates, scripts and hosts videos about science topics ranging from climate change to exoplanet exploration and human spaceflight. She is also an analog astronaut, having completed an analog Mars mission, Sensoria M2, at HI-SEAS in 2020.
Prior to her work at Space.com, Chelsea worked as a freelance science writer, with bylines in publications including Scientific American, Astronomy Magazine and Discover Magazine.
Additionally, Chelsea wrote an installation for the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Meteorites which included extensive text for touchscreen exhibition placards and both design and text for interactive, in-exhibit games. She also worked as an exhibitions assistant at the AMNH, helping to shape and deliver public lectures the exhibitions “Spiders Alive!” and “The Secret World Inside You.”
Chelsea is also a musician and writes, performs and records indie-pop music under the pseudonym Foxanne. As Foxanne, she released her debut full-length record in 2020, titled “It’s real (I knew it),” named after an iconic scene from the hit sci-fi film “Galaxy Quest.” The album features a number of space-y easter eggs, including audio from the OA-9 rocket launch, a 2018 cargo mission that launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, and a song written from the perspective of NASA’s Opportunity rover.
Following this album in 2021, she released “Hello, Mars,” a song featuring the first audio recorded on the surface of Mars, recently captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover.
Symposium Highlight: Engineering a Launch
Originally aired: March 24, 2021