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Meet A Rocket Woman: Dr. Sian Proctor, Geoscientist, Analogue Astronaut & Science Communicator

Dr Sian Proctor is an American explorer, an analogue astronaut, a Geoscientist and a science communicator. Dr. Proctor is a Geology, Sustainability and Planetary Science professor at South Mountain Community College. She was the education outreach officer for the first Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Mission, a NASA funded analog mission for human spaceflight to Mars …

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Rocket Women Featured In Dutch Lesson Series

Rocket Women are thrilled to be involved in an educational Dutch lesson series – titled “Travel to a black hole” featuring Rocket Women Founder Vinita Marwaha Madill, developed by Leiden University.  We’re so excited that the lesson has been shown in schools across the Netherlands beginning late last year and aims to inspire and inform …

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The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program

The Brooke Owens fellowship program is a fellowship and internship program created to honor the memory of space pioneer and pilot Dawn Brooke Owens. It was developed with the aim of inspiring and supporting extraordinary young women and gender minorities who aspire to rock the space industry and become leaders of tomorrow. “The Brooke Owens …

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Remembering Trailblazing Rocket Woman Katherine Johnson

At Rocket Women we’re saddened to hear of the passing of trailblazing Rocket Woman Katherine Johnson at 101-years-old on 24th February 2020. Katherine Johnson played a role in every major US space program, from Alan Shepard’s inaugural Mercury flight, making him the first American in space, to the Space Shuttle program. Katherine’s inspirational work for …

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Meet A Rocket Woman: Rushanka Amrutkar-Pate, PhD Candidate, IIT Bombay

Interview by Payton Barnwell (The Spaceship Company) Rocket women are not always those who launch rockets – they are women with the spirit of igniting the minds and the power to reach out to conquer their goals with persistent efforts. Rushanka is a PhD research scholar from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with expertise …

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Olay Launches ‘Make Space For Women’ Super Bowl Ad

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It’s iconic games have frequently been amongst the most watched television broadcasts in the United States, with Super Bowl commercials shown during the games reaching millions of viewers (Super Bowl 2019 viewing figures were a reported staggering 149 million!). Olay the skin …

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Kavya Manyapu working on the Boeing commercial crew Starliner vehicle [Credit: Kavya Manyapu / Boeing]

Meet A Rocket Woman: Kavya Manyapu, Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer – CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft, The Boeing Company

Dr. Kavya K. Manyapu is truly a Rocket Woman. At The Boeing Company, she is focused on developing the next generation human-rated spacecraft – the CST-100 Starliner. Starliner is scheduled to launch astronauts to the International Space Station over the coming year through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. As the Starliner Spacesuit Lead, Kavya designs and …

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NASA Astronauts Complete Historic First All-Woman Spacewalk

Soviet Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to carry out a spacewalk on 25th July 1984, almost 35 years ago. Of the more than 500 people who have been to space, around 10% have been female, and until this week spacewalk teams have either been all-male or male-female, with 15 women having ever carried out a …

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Rocket Women Founder Vinita Marwaha Madill represents Rocket Women in Stylist Magazine x Specsavers feature (Image Copyright: Stylist Magazine)

Rocket Women Honoured To Be Featured in Stylist Magazine

Rocket Women are thrilled to be featured in Stylist Magazine! Stylist featured Rocket Women and Founder Vinita Marwaha Madill in two fantastic articles recently, including a feature on women in space and an article on space design in partnership with Specsavers UK. An extract of the Stylist Magazine feature titled, “Three young women on reaching for …

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