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Meet A Rocket Woman: Natalie Panek, Mission Systems Engineer & Women in STEM Advocate

Natalie Panek is truly an inspiration. Along with being a trailblazing space engineer, Natalie is dedicated to inspire, empower and uplift young women in science & engineering. Natalie talked to Rocket Women about growing up in an environment that cultivated possibility, the importance of mentors to break down barriers, working on a Martian rover and her new …

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Bethany Downer at European Space Agency's (ESA) ESTEC, The Netherlands

Meet A Rocket Woman: Bethany Downer, Scientist-Astronaut Candidate, Project POSSUM

At 24-years-old, Bethany Downer is on the road to achieving her dreams in space. She has recently become the first scientist-astronaut candidate from Newfoundland, Canada through Project POSSUM, with upcoming training including high-G aerobatic flight training, similar to the forces astronauts experience during rocket liftoff and re-entry to Earth, and was invited to lunch with her excellency Julie Payette, the …

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Kristen Facciol, Robotics Flight Controller, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 – Meet A Rocket Woman: Kristen Facciol, Robotics Flight Controller, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! On International Women’s Day, Rocket Women are celebrating the achievements of trailblazing women in space! This week we’re featuring Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Robotics Flight Controller Kristen Facciol! Growing up in Canada, Kristen was inspired by the achievements of Canadian astronauts Roberta Bondar and Julie Payette and always hoped that she could be …

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Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty

Meet A Rocket Woman: Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty’s career has spanned continents. Beginning in Nigeria with a space law background, her high achieving career trajectory has included a PhD in Space Law at McGill University to presently researching the link between space and climate change in her current role as a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, …

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Opportunities For Canadian STEM Students To Attend European Space Agency (ESA) Conferences

If you’re a Canadian student studying science or engineering and would like to attend a European Space Agency (ESA) hosted conference in Canada, then apply now for this incredible opportunity. Attending conferences is a great way to for students to ‘forge valuable ties with professionals and other students from all over the world who share …

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Truly honoured to meet the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Representing Rocket Women In Discussion With The Prime Minister Of Canada

I was truly honoured to represent Rocket Women at the beginning of this month in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, during an intimate round table discussion with Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minster of Canada, and Instagram COO Marne Levine at Parliament Hill. This amazing opportunity came about through an education campaign with the Prime …

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Featured On The Prime Minister Of Canada's Instagram Account

Honoured To Be Featured On The Prime Minister of Canada’s Instagram Account

I’m truly honoured to be featured on the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau‘s Instagram account discussing the importance of education. I hope it inspires others to follow their dreams and aspirations! ‘Gaining an education in physics and engineering has allowed me to follow my dreams and work in the space industry, specifically on human …

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Vinita Marwaha Madill Featured In Fast Company's Piece On Women In Space

Rocket Women Featured By Fast Company

I’m excited to share that Rocket Women and myself were featured in Fast Company’s recent article “Women In Space Seek More Women In Space“. The Fast Company piece details: Prominent women in STEM are ensuring their stories are part of the narrative about space careers—with the explicit goal of attracting more. Vinita Marwaha Madill, a …

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Stargazing Lottie Doll Designed By 6-Year-Old Girl Arrives At Space Station

UPDATE: Here’s a new photo of the Stargazer Lottie doll on the ISS: Tim Peake, the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut arrived at the ISS on Tuesday 15th December, but he’s also in charge of precious cargo designed by a talented 6-Year-Old space-loving Canadian girl called Abigail. A Stargazer Lottie doll. The doll …

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All-Female Russian Crew Start Mock Mission To The Moon

A year after Russia sent it’s first female cosmonaut to the International Space Station (ISS), a group of six Russian women are currently undergoing an 8-day analogue mission to the Moon. The accomplished women, with expertise in backgrounds including biophysics and medicine, entered a suite of wood-panelled rooms on October 28 at Moscow’s Institute of …

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