Astronaut, Blue Origin; Founder and CEO, Deep Space Initiative
Sara Sabry is an accomplished astronaut, leader, entrepreneur, and advocate for increasing accessibility and opportunity in the space field. As the first Egyptian astronaut, the first Arab woman in space, and the first woman from the African continent to go to space, Sabry has made history with her contributions to space exploration. Sabry founded and serves as executive director of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing accessibility and opportunity in the space field while enabling deep space exploration for all. Her leadership has enabled DSI to provide opportunities in research and education that are open to all audiences, regardless of nationality or resources. As a PhD student in Aerospace Sciences, Sabry is currently conducting research on the engineering of the next generation of planetary spacesuits at the NASA-funded Humanspaceflight lab. Sabry is an international speaker, passionate about increasing representation of Egyptians/Africans, especially women, in the space field, and hopes to inspire younger generations to dream bigger. Sabry is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded several companies throughout her career, and is actively working on new ventures in the space field. She is the Chief Business Officer at Extremo Technologies in Poland working on developing products for Carbon Capture and Oxygen production using extremophiles for both Earth and Space applications. Her humanitarian efforts in the space industry earned her the prestigious IAF Emerging Space Leader award, STEAM Innovation award, Space Future award and others. Along with her impressive contributions to the space field, Sabry has expertise in several areas including Mechatronics, Robotic Surgery, Stem Cell Development, Augmented Reality, Formula 3 Car design, and Bioastronautics. Sara Sabry's accomplishments as an astronaut, leader, entrepreneur, and advocate demonstrate her dedication to making a positive impact on the world, and she continues to inspire and motivate others to pursue their dreams.
15 November 2023 | 14:25 - 14:45 | Space Dialogues: A day in space
16 November 2023 | 10:55 - 11:30 | Panel : From space to earth: Discovering how space exploration can improve life on earth
How can capabilities in space enhance life on earth? What are the current developments in space capabilities and which are the most innovative space applications? How can private companies use space data? Attend this session to get answers to these questions and more..