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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-01-2013
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     Current job:Science Communicator
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsBiological Sciences Science Communication Space Studies Writing Creativity Social Media Writing
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                                                                                                      Date of Birth: 14/10/1990

                                                                                                             Nationality: British

     

    Education:

    2012-2013 International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France

                                          MSc Space Studies

    - The course specifically concentrates towards gaining a coherent view of the space industry in its entirety, with a focus on the engineering, human, physical science and humanity aspects.

    - Participating in a team project to evaluate the Arctic with consideration given to navigation and resources.

    - Proposed and working on an Individual Project entitled 'Social Media Strategy for Women In Aerospace (WIA)' which intends to inspire the next generation about the space industry with WIA as a potential client for this social media service.

     

    2012                   International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France

                             Space Studies Programme (SSP'12 Host site: Melbourne, Florida)

    - Many aspects of space were studied including human spaceflight, life sciences, systems engineering, and space policy and law.

    - A team project entitled NGSS (Next Generation Space Station) BLISS was carried out with an interdisciplinary team which concluded in the creation of a guidebook to future space station design that is tailored to the intended use of the station. I was responsible for the evaluation of Station Science which considered on-board experiments as well as station architecture in accordance with human performance in space. I was also a key member of the editing group in order to ensure that each submission remained at high standards of written quality of work.

    - Joined the Space and Society department in which I proposed a space-themed smart phone application game design as part of my Individual Project.

     

    July 2011            European Space Agency, Space Medicine for Health on Earth Workshop

    - Worked well as part of the international team 'Basic Life Support in Hypogravity' to develop the 'Seated Arm Lock (SAL)' method of CPR.

    - Collaborated with NASA, DLR, ESA and CSA personnel.  

     

    2009-2012                      University of Birmingham, UK   

                                          Bsc Biological Sciences

    - Modules taken include Cell Biology, Molecules of Life, Ecology, Plant Biology, Animal Sensory Systems and Neurobiology & Behaviour

    - The final year project that I undertook investigated the influence of maternal age on the occurrence of aneuploidy, which occurs when a cell has an incorrect number of chromosomes due to errors in meiosis.

    - I also devised a project in which insect diapause is suggested as a potential mechanism for human exploitation. Potential applications of this form of suspended animation include the use of generation ships during interstellar travel and medical use on trauma patients.

     

    2002-2009                     Tolworth Girls' School          11 GCSEs A*-B

                                                                                          A Level

                                                                                          English Literature A

                                                                                          Psychology           A

                                                                                          Biology                 B

                                                                                          AS Level Chemistry

     

     

    Work Experience:

    September 2013 - Present - Writer  at Space Safety Magazine

    - Writes weekly articles for the international magazine focused on safety-related issues affecting space as well as safety on Earth from space events and objects. Jointly published by the International Association for Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and the International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF).

     

    May - Aug 2013 -NASA Ames Research Center, Intern

    ·         Worked in the New Media & Innovations Team on developing projects to increase public communication with NASA.

    ·         Projects include: NASA  website building, Art, Science & Tech/Eng convergence, Public Affairs work  such as article writing and editing and maintaining the NASA 'On the Commons' Flickr account.

    ·         I worked in conjunction with the NASA Public Affairs Office to write brief articles and learn the new NASA 'Drupal' based website content management system before training others also.

     

    March 2010 - News Associates, Journalism Workshop, University of Birmingham, UK

    July 2009-September 2009- Administration & Receptionist at Bright Smile Dental Care, Kingston-upon-Thames & Tadworth, UK

    August 2008- Research Work Experience at Kingsdowne Surgery

    - Observed and worked in the GP and nurse's clinic assisting with patient care and organisation.

     June 2008-September 2008 - Dental Assistant at Maple Dental Practice, Surbiton

    -The practice specialised for nervous patients; therefore patient communication was of the utmost importance. The role taught me the importance of teamwork and effective interpersonal skills to build a friendly and profitable business practice.

    August 2007 - March 2008 - Receptionist at Tolworth Recreation Centre, Tolworth, UK

    July- August 2007- Dental Nurse at May Day Dental Surgery, Tolworth, UK

    July 2006 - Volunteer work at The Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, UK

     June 2006- Dental Nurse and Receptionist at Maple Dental Surgery, Surbiton

    2001 - 2004- Experience in retail in a family business

     

    Extra Curricular activities:

    2012 -present - Official ISU student tweeter from the handle @ISU_student

    2011- present - Member of UKSEDS - students for the exploration and development of space

    2010-2012 - Active contributor to University of Birmingham science magazine, SATNAV

    2008- 2009- Deputy Head Girl of 6th Form (Tolworth Girl's School & Centre for Continuing Education)

    2008 - Participant in 'Kingston upon Thames Rotary Club' public speaking competition 

    2008 - Grades 1 & 2 in classical Carnatic singing

    2007-2009 - Trained in classical Bharatanatyam dance

     

    Skills: -Languages: English (Fluent), German (Basic),

    Hindi (Fluent), Punjabi (Fluent)

               -Software: Proficient in Microsoft Office & Social Media tools

     

    Interests: Travelling, music, social media and writing.

     

    Memberships: SGAC (Space Generation Advisory Council), UKSBA (UK Space Biomedicine Association)

    Academic and sporting awards:

    2012            ESA Scholarship for a Masters course at the ISU.

               2012            UKSA and ESA Scholarship for the Space Studies Program at the ISU.

    2004-2009   Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award for citizenship and leadership, ABRSM Grades 1-4 Piano.

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