an Explore Mars Event

May 16-18, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington D.C.

Britt Duffy Adkins

Celestial Citizen | Founder, Space Urban Planner

Britt is the first space urban planner as well as founder and CEO of Celestial Citizen, a space urban planning company that is on a mission to build sustainable space communities by bringing together people, systems, and technology. Celestial Citizen seeks to improve humanity's collective space future by integrating mission operations, technology, infrastructure planning, architecture and city design - while engaging the public at every step of the process.

As part of Celestial Citizen’s public outreach effort, Britt hosts the widely-regarded Celestial Citizen Podcast, now in its fourth season, where she looks to spark unique conversations about the human factors and technology that will be essential to our long-term survival and evolution into a spacefaring civilization. She also has built a rapidly-growing social media community platform that has nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram. Britt is also the creator and editor of Continuum newsletter, which is a bi-weekly publication that aims to bring space news to everyone.

Prior to Celestial Citizen, Britt worked in asset management and real estate development before focusing full-time on her desire to help plan and build the first cities on the Moon and Mars.

Britt is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy with a Master of Urban Planning degree. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Space Resources from the Colorado School of Mines. Britt graduated from the MIT-Wellesley Double Degree program where she received the S.B. in Urban Studies & Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Wellesley College in Architecture. She lives in Pasadena with her partner and four young children.