Ex-astronaut Stott helps amplify ocean racing team’s message

  • 11th Hour Racing Team’s IMOCA co-skippered by Charlie Enright onboard Malama, Sept. 16, 2021, during the 2021 Défi Azimut 48-Hour Race. (Amory Ross/11th Hour Racing via AP)

  • This photo provided by 11th Hour Racing shows former astronaut Nicole Stott and 11th Hour Racing co-founder and skipper Charlie Enright discussing their unique perspectives on ocean health in Providence, R.I., Dec. 19, 2022. Enright is about to lead 11th Hour Racing in the round-the-world Ocean Race, which begins Sunday from Alicante, Spain. (Rane Brower/11th Hour Racing via AP)

Whether from the vastness of the open ocean or 250 miles above Earth, sailor Charlie Enright and retired astronaut Nicole Stott have witnessed the awe-inspiring majesty as well as the fragility of the planet from perspectives few people will ever see.