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On Courage, Perseverance, and Pursuing the Goal to be an Astronaut: An Interview with Mahima Seth

September 22, 2020 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Episode 20
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On Courage, Perseverance, and Pursuing the Goal to be an Astronaut: An Interview with Mahima Seth
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On Courage, Perseverance, and Pursuing the Goal to be an Astronaut: An Interview with Mahima Seth
Sep 22, 2020 Episode 20
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

An interview with Mahima Seth, currently a science student at the University of Auckland, majoring in physics and geophysics. Mahima served as an Avionics Technician in the Royal New Zealand Airforce and for Rocket Lab.  She led the winning team of the 2018 Act In Space Hackathon, presenting the team's idea for "Autonomous Robotics system for in orbit repairs" at the International Space Festival in Tolouse, France. She was part of the 3rd Auckland Programme for Space Systems mission - a cubesat design project competition slated to go up in space via Rocket Lab's electron rocket.  

Mahima has given presentations for schools around the country talking about space and astronauts.  She is excited about sharing her passion for space, becoming an astronaut, and showcasing what New Zealand has to offer to the global space community.

In this interview, we are going to talk about Mahima's experience working towards her ultimate goal of becoming an astronaut, and proving that the first step is to muster the courage to know what you want, and have the perseverance to follow it through.

Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder, SpaceBase
 Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)
 
If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.




Show Notes

An interview with Mahima Seth, currently a science student at the University of Auckland, majoring in physics and geophysics. Mahima served as an Avionics Technician in the Royal New Zealand Airforce and for Rocket Lab.  She led the winning team of the 2018 Act In Space Hackathon, presenting the team's idea for "Autonomous Robotics system for in orbit repairs" at the International Space Festival in Tolouse, France. She was part of the 3rd Auckland Programme for Space Systems mission - a cubesat design project competition slated to go up in space via Rocket Lab's electron rocket.  

Mahima has given presentations for schools around the country talking about space and astronauts.  She is excited about sharing her passion for space, becoming an astronaut, and showcasing what New Zealand has to offer to the global space community.

In this interview, we are going to talk about Mahima's experience working towards her ultimate goal of becoming an astronaut, and proving that the first step is to muster the courage to know what you want, and have the perseverance to follow it through.

Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder, SpaceBase
 Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)
 
If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.