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Raising Orbit x Rocket Women: Smiti Maini Dhami, Spacecraft Operations Engineer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnC-gvggVZw&t=63s At Rocket Women, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Raising Orbit to bring you an exciting series of inspirational video interviews with trailblazing women in space!  This month we’re delighted to feature Smiti Maini Dhami, a Spacecraft Operations Engineer at Telespazio Germany GmbH for EUMETSAT. By Dharani Thangavelu On September 24th 2014 India …

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Meet A Rocket Woman: Dr Sonali Mohapatra, Space Quantum Technologies Developer, Craft Prospect

by Mansi Joshi Rocket Women were thrilled to have the chance to talk to Dr. Sonali Mohapatra about her research in quantum technologies for space, how she was inspired to pursue her academic path and the piece of advice that she would give to herself if she could go back in time! What do you …

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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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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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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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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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Taylor Richardson

Meet The Next Generation Of Rocket Women: Taylor Richardson, 15, Future Astronaut

Taylor Richardson is on a mission to become an astronaut. Along her journey she has impressively raised almost $20,000 to send girls to see the movie Hidden Figures, encouraging them to join STEM, and has recently raised over $110,000 to send girls to see the movie A Wrinkle In Time! Her notable support for the campaign is inspired …

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Rocket Women Launches Apparel To Support Scholarship

We’re thrilled to announce that Rocket Women have launched a line of apparel designs (for babies, kids and adults) featuring our brand new logo by the amazing Marka Design! Part of the proceeds from the apparel will go towards a scholarship for young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). Our t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, tote bags …

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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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