This collection features some excellent female role models to highlight the many career opportunities available, working within the space industry. They include:

  • Suzie Imber - Associate Professor of Space Physics
  • Abbie Hutty - ExoMars Delivery Manager
  • Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Space scientist and science communicator
  • Libby Jackson - Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager
  • Portia Bowman - Space Systems Engineer
  • Joanne Wheeler - Space Lawyer
  • Natasha Almeida – Postdoctoral Researcher



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Suzie Imber - Associate Professor of Space Physics

Suzie researches how the sun influences the planets in the solar system.  She also teaches physics to undergraduates and is involved in a lot of outreach.  Suzie is currently working on the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. 

There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary aged children, and one for...

Abbie Hutty - ExoMars Delivery Manager

Abbie is an engineer working at Airbus Defence and Space.  She is in charge of ensuring that all the parts of the ExoMars Rover come together on time and to the right specification. 

Abbie sets two challenges for students: to write an algorithm for a rover to avoid rocks on a grid and to come up with ideas...

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

You may have seen Maggie Aderin-Pocock presenting BBC's The Sky at Night, asking Jeremy Paxman to hold a torch while she described a lunar eclipse, or on the sofa of a breakfast television show or The One Show talking enthusiastically about science. You may not know that she has hung out of the back of military...

Space scientist and science communicator: Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE