Project PoSSUM believes that communities are empowered when they are represented. We are proud to support several educational outreach programs with more planned for release in 2020. In 2019, Project PoSSUM introduced the ‘PoSSUM 13’ and partnered with ‘The Out Astronaut Project’. The PoSSUM 13 is a talented group of thirteen Scientist-Astronaut Candidates and Advanced Academy PoSSUM graduates who will serve as global ambassadors in increasing opportunity and representation for students — and especially young women– who have a passion for space science and exploration. The Out Astronaut Project is an organization that will address the under-representation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people in science and space by highlighting the contributions of LGBTQ members currently working in science and space and provide grants to promising LGBTQ students currently pursuing professions in space-related fields.