Niamh Shaw – 20 years of Orbiting Earth – Space Station Flight Operation

Event: Pre Recorded

Date: November 12th - 7pm

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Andrea Boyd serves in the European Space Agency’s Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Directorate as an ISS Flight Controller at the European Astronaut Centre in Germany. A Mechatronic Engineer from Australia/Italy, she certified as an International Space Station Flight Operations Engineer for payload control and cross-certified in later years for crew operations. A dynamo of energy, tenacity and expertise, Andrea will share stories of her work at the Astronaut Centre, and working with the European astronauts onboard the international space station. This is the second of three ‘Space in Society’ space-themed talks curated by Niamh Shaw exclusively for Wexford Science Festival.

Andrea Boyd has lived, worked, studied, visited friends and participated in space events in over 75 countries. A Mechatronic Engineer from Australia/Italy, she spent years working in Automation many industries, on site as a FIFO Mining Engineer underground and end to end process plant in the remote desert. Andrea certified as an International Space Station Flight Operations Engineer for payload control and cross-certified in later years for crew operations. She serves in the European Space Agency’s Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Directorate as an ISS Flight Controller at the European Astronaut Centre

If you want to find out more about the typical day in the life of an astronaut or connect with astronauts on social media, visit the European Space Agency’s blog mentioned in Andrea’s video, click here to view.

If you are a teacher you might also be interested to know about ISSLive! A unique tool for STEM education that brings LIVE data from the International Space Station (ISS) together with real world STEM application problems for your classroom. View here.

Listen to Niamh Shaw’s Podcast ‘Humans of Space here

 

This event is no longer available to watch but you can find out more about Dr. Niamh Shaw on her website.

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