Women In STEM

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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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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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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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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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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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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