Inspiration

Meet A Rocket Woman: Dr. Ryan Watkins, Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute & Consultant, Blue Origin

In her own words, Dr Ryan Watkins has never let anyone tell her to dream smaller. As a Research Scientist, Consultant to Blue Origin’s Blue Moon program and an advocate for mothers in science, she is an inspiration to the next generation and a leading figure in working to get humans back to the Moon. Ryan talked …

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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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Natalie Panek [Image credit: Natalia Dolan]

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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Emma Louden attended the 2019 Women in Space Conference in February 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. [Emma Louden]

Rocket Women Reflections on the 2019 Women in Space Conference

By Bethany Downer In February 2019 Scottsdale, Arizona hosted the Women in Space 2019 Conference (WIS) as an expansion of the Women in Planetary Science and Exploration 2018 conference. Rocket Women was also a proud partner of the event. The two-day event highlighted the achievements of women and non-binary researchers, while offering an opportunity to …

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Dr. Chiara Mingarelli [Image: Flatiron Institute]

Meet A Rocket Woman: Dr. Chiara Mingarelli, Astrophysicist, Flatiron Institute

Rocket Women are thrilled to feature astrophysicist and trailblazing role model Dr.Chiara Mingarelli. Chiara tells Rocket Women about how she was inspired as a child by Eve Curie’s biography of her mother, Marie Curie, the importance of supporting those marginalized in STEM and giving a talk to Jeff Bezos at the Amazon MARS event! Tell me about your …

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Kim Kowal Arcand (Image credit: Brittanny Taylor)

Meet A Rocket Woman: Kim Kowal Arcand, Science Visualization Lead, NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory & Author

  As the Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory observatory, Kim Kowal Arcand transforms data into stories to communicate about the Universe. With an impressive background, combining an undergraduate education in molecular biology, and a graduate degree in computer science from Harvard University, Kim talks to Rocket Women about the wonders of NASA’s Chandra Observatory and her crucial role, …

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Natalie Gogins working in NASA Mission Control Center at the CRONUS Console

Meet The NASA Rocket Women That Kept The Space Station Flying During Hurricane Harvey: Part 4

In a special four-part feature Rocket Women are highlighting the untold stories of the dedicated Orbit1 team. NASA’s Orbit1 team remained in Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center to tirelessly battle Hurricane Harvey, keeping the space station flying and the astronauts safe onboard. These amazing individuals slept in Mission Control for days through the hurricane, maintaining communication and support from the ground to the …

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Fiona Turett working in NASA's Mission Control Center during Hurricane Harvey

Meet The NASA Rocket Women That Kept The Space Station Flying During Hurricane Harvey: Part 3

Rocket Women are highlighting the untold stories of the dedicated Orbit1 team that remained in Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center to tirelessly battle Hurricane Harvey, keeping the space station flying and the astronauts onboard safe. The third of this special 4-part series (Part 2 here) features Orbit1’s Fiona Turett, ADCO – Attitude Determination and Control Officer in NASA’s Mission Control. …

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Jessica Tramaglini on-console in NASA's Mission Control Center [Copyright: NASA, Photographer: Bill Stafford]

Meet The NASA Rocket Women That Kept The Space Station Flying During Hurricane Harvey: Part 2

In a special four-part feature, Rocket Women are highlighting the untold stories of the dedicated Orbit1 team that remained in Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center to tirelessly battle Hurricane Harvey, keeping the space station flying and the astronauts onboard safe. These resilient individuals slept in Mission Control for days through the hurricane, maintaining communication and support from the ground …

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