Women In STEM

Anima suited up wearing a Final Frontier Design Spacesuit for a suborbital flight on the XCOR LYNX spacecraft simulator

Meet A Rocket Woman: Anima Patil-Sabale, NASA

Anima Patil-Sabale is on a mission to be an astronaut. She is based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center where she manages the Orion Spacecraft Simulations Lab. Prior to this, she worked on NASA’s Kepler Mission and in NASA’s Intelligent Systems Division and has 14 years of experience in the software industry. Anima was selected as Commander for …

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Britain's First Astronaut -Helen Sharman Landing After Her 8-Day Mission [The Guardian]

Helen Sharman On Being The First British Astronaut

Almost 25 years ago, Dr.Helen Sharman became the first British person in space. At the age of 6, I remember learning that Helen Sharman was the UK’s first astronaut and had travelled to space a mere 2 years before. That moment changed my life and inspired me to consider a career in space. Helen’s story began as she …

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Britain's first astronaut, Helen Sharman, with High Tunstall College of Science students in Hartlepool, UK, launching its STEM initiative. [Copyright: Hartlepool Mail]

Inspiring The Next Generation During British Science Week

This one’s for the Brits. British Science Week (11-20th March) is being celebrated around the UK this week, organised by the British Science Association. Fortunately, I’m in the UK at the moment and excited to be attending events, especially those focused on space. One popular event in particular, out of the thousands planned, is the …

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[L-R] NASA Deputy Director Dava Newman, Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, Deputy Associate Administrator Lesa Roe and Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa will be answering your questions as part of Women’s History Month [NASA]

Leading [email protected] Answer Your Questions!

To celebrate Women’s History Month, [email protected] in partnership with the White House Council on Women and Girls are holding a joint event featuring NASA Deputy Director Dava Newman, Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, Deputy Associate Administrator Lesa Roe and former astronaut and Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa. These leading women at NASA will answer your …

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Vinita Marwaha Madill installing and developing the astronaut procedures for EML (Electromagnetic Levitator) using the training model at the European Astronaut Centre

Inspiring Women To Reach For The Stars In Silicon Republic

Rocket Women is honoured to be featured by Ireland’s biggest science and technology news website, Silicon Republic. The article is part of their ‘Women Invent’ series, which highlights and profiles women in STEM, aiming to encourage young women to be more aware of STEM and pursue careers in it. Here’s an excerpt from the article in which I …

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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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Emma Lehnhardt with NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot [L] and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden [R]. accepting an award at NASA HQ Honors Awards ceremony on behalf of her team, who organized NASA's first FedStat meeting. FedStat is a new initiative to benchmark across all federal agencies and focus on mission performance.

Meet A Rocket Woman: Emma Lehnhardt, NASA

Emma Lehnhardt discusses her impressive career at NASA, the future of the agency, her initial love for astrophysics before transitioning to space policy and being mindful of her supportive relationship.  [Disclaimer: The following represents Emma’s personal opinion, not that of her employer NASA] Q) You work at NASA as an Operations Research Analyst, and previously worked …

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