I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected to take part in a two-week expedition as an analogue astronaut to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the Utah desert early this December. It is a facility to learn and prepare for what life on Mars will be like in future human space exploration missions. Over 170 crews have stayed at MDRS and I will be forming the 184th.
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It has been almost a month since the UK Space Conference, but I’ve only just found the time to reflect on this biennial event that cannot be missed by anyone in or interested in the UK space industry. Having attended the 2015 conference in Liverpool previously, this year’s one was equally unmissable.
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It is somewhat delayed, but two weeks ago, I had the privilege of being invited as one of the 96 delegates to the 2nd European Space Generation Workshop held at the European Space Agency (ESA) HQ in Paris, France. In the paragraphs to follow, I shall highlight the work some amazing people in the industry contributed towards.
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Happy International Women’s Day!
To celebrate, I’ve decided to publish my recent interview with the incredibly inspirational Shawna Pandya. Shawna is a Canadian of Indian origin and a physician with a background in neuroscience, martial artist with a black belt in Taekwondo, pilot, skydiver, scuba diver, and to top it all off, a citizen scientist astronaut candidate!
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Earlier this month, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) unveiled the shortlist of candidates still remaining in contention to be Canada’s next astronaut.
Continue reading “Canada chooses!”
To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science earlier this week (11th February), I hope to use this website to highlight some of the distinguished female members of the space sector, the work they’ve done and continue to do, and their Words of Wisdom (WoW).
Continue reading “Words of Wisdom: Sandy Magnus”
I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend the 54th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) as part of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) delegation.
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A few months ago, before I had even applied for a PhD, I was wondering what it took to become an astronaut. Was it something that all astronauts had in common; “The Right Stuff?” Or was it something else? Continue reading “Astronaut profiles”