On Tuesday, 20th July, I was invited to speak to the BBC 5 Live Drive show where I got to talk about the Blue Origin New Shepard launch.

The radio interview took place a couple of hours after watching the launch live on YouTube. You can hear back the interview with the time stamp from approx 2 hours and 6 minutes on the link below.

This is much more than the world’s richest man becoming an astronaut this was the first Blue Origin operational and commercial flight for New Shepard.

It also means that in our lifetime the prospect of…


Upcoming Events Featuring Naaut Founder Anushka Sharma

It is just under a year on from Naaut’s own inaugural Celebration of Women in Space for International Women’s Day. What a year it has been considering the global Pandemic of Covid-19. I have learned so much since last year: the challenge of being creative by pivoting, staying positive, productive, and seen with all the responsibilities I have taken on balancing work and life.

I have got through it with the support of amazing communities, networks and my dear friends and family. …


UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2021

Join us for The Space Entrepreneurship Panel on Saturday 6th March at 14:25 at UKSEDS — UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space National Student Space Conference.

The UKSEDS NSSC is taking place this weekend March 6–7. The UKSEDS National Student Space Conference, now in its 33rd year, is the premier event for students interested in space, usually uniting them with academics and professionals from across the country to network, share knowledge, and discuss the challenges facing the sector.

I am so excited to chair the panel as Founder of Naaut and Co-founder of the London Space Network


Today is the day! The much-aniticpated landing of NASA’s newest rover, Perseverance, and helicopter Ingenuity on the surface of the Red Planet, Mars. After launching from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on the 30th July 2020 today marks the next milestone in the mission. Once on Mars, “Percy” (as many are calling the rover) will search for past and present life and collect soil and rocks for an eventual sample return mission to Earth.

Best of luck to everyone in Mission Control NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and to all my friends and colleagues working across…


After just over 2.5 wonderful and fulfilling years, it’s time for me to pass the baton as an Advisory Board member of YSYS, as I look ahead to my next Advisory Board / Non-Exec role.

I met Deborah Okenla in May 2017 when I was a community ambassador for Poctech at Google for Startups and we both subsequently served together. I am so proud to call Deborah a dear friend as our friendship continues to flourish, I have no doubt that so too will our support for one another as accountability buddies, counsel, and co-supporters. …


Space Resources

For the first time, water has been discovered on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.


The Ghoul of IC 2118

Imaged by combining data from a @stellarvue_telescopes SV130 and a @planewaveinstruments CDK14, total exposure time 15 hours. Copyright Good Astronomy/Steve Timmons

Inspired by the Halloween season, this telescopic portrait captures a cosmic cloud with a scary visage. The interstellar scene lies within the dusty expanse of reflection nebula IC 2118 in the constellation Orion. IC 2118 is about 800 light-years from Earth, close to bright bluish star Rigel at the foot of Orion. Often identified as the Witch Head nebula for its appearance in a wider field of view it now rises before the witching hour though. With spiky stars for eyes, the ghoulish apparition identified here seems to extend an arm toward Orion’s hot supergiant star. The source of illumination for IC 2118, Rigel is just beyond this frame at the upper left.


Well gone are the days of fancy stage shots with a mic in hand and in this new normal, so is the arena / hall/ conference centre/ room* full to the brim of eager attendees. The lights, camera, and sound are all now housed in my own humble little studio. The good news is the reach for your audience is only as big as the platform you decide to use.

Connect With Your Audience

Once that’s sorted and you’ve got the topic sorted but need someone to connect with your virtual audience with energy and warmth? …


Naaut is preparing for the 71st IAC 2020 — The CyberSpace Edition.

Since its first edition in 1950, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) has been THE place for all space people to come together and discuss the latest developments in space. In these challenging times, when physical meetings are near-impossible, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), more than ever, is determined to play its unifying role for the space community.

Uniquely, this year, the 71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020, The Cyberspace Edition will be free of charge. …

Anushka Sharma

Founder, Naaut 🚀 [ innovation * frontier technology * execution ]

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