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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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Vinita Marwaha Madill representing Rocket Women at the Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank in the UK!

Rocket Women Featured At The Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, UK

I’m excited to share that Rocket Women featured at the Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank in the UK last weekend! The festival is an amazing culmination of science, technology and music, with headliners including Orbital, Alt-J and the Pixies, alongside well-known science communicators including Helen Keen, Tim O’Brien, Chris Lintott, Angela Saini and Helen Czerski. The aim of …

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Ariel Waldman in California at the space-communicating Stanford Dish [Photo copyright: Helena Price]

Meet A Rocket Woman: Ariel Waldman, Founder, SpaceHack.org & Author

With a background in design, working at NASA set Ariel Waldman on a mission to empower others to contribute to space exploration. Ariel founded Spacehack.org, a directory of ways for anyone to participate in space exploration and is the “global instigator” of Science Hack Day, an event that brings people together to prototype with science in …

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Confidence Is The Missing Key Factor

We may be aware of the fact that women are under-represented in STEM fields, but seeing the exact numbers of female representation is still startling: on average women comprise 19% of STEM students and 20% of engineering students in the United States. Other tech-related fields attract even fewer women. Women within electrical engineering fields represent solely 12% of …

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Justyna Barys, a Young Graduate Trainee working in ESA’s technical centre, ESTEC (Credit: ESA/G. Porter, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/)

Meet A Rocket Woman: Justyna Barys, Young Graduate Trainee, European Space Agency (ESA)

Justyna Barys not only works at the European Space Agency (ESA) but was also recently selected to be featured on the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Originally from Poland, and now based in the Netherlands, Justyna tells Rocket Women about her journey to the space industry. RW: Congratulations on being selected as one of the 30 Under …

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Remembering The Pioneers [Total Jobs]

Illustrations To Inspire Girls In STEM

Recent reports have shown that there’s a massive skill requirement for engineering upcoming over the next few years with one in five schoolchildren having to become an engineer to fill that gap in the UK. Considering 15% of UK engineering graduates are female and only 9% of engineering professionals, we can start to fill this gap today by encouraging more girls to pursue STEM, ensuring …

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Redrawing The Balance 2017

What movies are your kids or nieces watching right now? Are they watching Angela the Astronaut, Carla the Coder, Sally the Scientist or Cathy the Carpenter? Although I’d love these to be actual movie characters, they are in fact characters created for the 2017 #RedrawTheBalance campaign by four fabulous female illustrators from around the globe, namely Lizzie Campbell …

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Claudine Hauri, a UAF research assistant professor, and the Girls on Ice team climb during a trip to Gulkana Glacier in 2016. [University of Alaska Fairbanks - UAF]

Apply Now For A Place On Free Girls On Ice Programme

Looking for a STEM adventure? Aged 16 to 17 and love exploring mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes? Then this programme may be for you! “Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through 31st January. Each year, three teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about …

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