Lees: Edmonton honours local leaders at 22nd annual Women of Vision Celebration

She got her first spanking when she was three-years-old and would cross the road to ask neighbours if they’d like to hear her sing. But an undaunted Lesley MacDonald went on to entertain and on Friday a sold-out crowd of 900 attended her 22nd annual Women of Vision Celebration. “The idea is to celebrate women in the Edmonton area who [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Conversations with Scientist-Astronaut Candidate Dr. Shawna Pandya

Surrounded by several deities at her uncle's shop in Mumbai, Shawna Pandya, the scientist-astronaut candidate for Projects PoSSUM & PHEnOM tells us of all it takes to be what she is - A doctor, a citizen-scientist astronaut, a taekwondo athlete and more! Don't miss the lovely Hallelujah she sings for us all!

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

We Are Canada: The people who will help forge our future

Ken Dryden on the Canadians who show us what’s possible—and what Canada could be, as we enter its sesquicentennial. Maayan Ziv zips around downtown Toronto. She is in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t matter hugely to her, nor that she has a form of muscular dystrophy, nor that she is young, nor that she is tiny. “I’m not thinking small,” [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Zee News’ DNA | Shawna’s work with Project PoSSUM

DNA: Meet Shawna Pandya, the third Indian-origin female space scientist

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments


The Right Stuff (That’s What Teammates Are)

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Team photo post-flight - 2017 Microgravity Campaign, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada (Photo credit: Adrien Mauduit) As I wait for clearance to tell you exactly what we were up to earlier this month [...]

New kind of space suit being tested in Ottawa

October 3rd, 2017|4 Comments

Shawna Pandya, a citizen-scientist astronaut with Project Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM), goes over some pre-flight prep with Derek Gowanlock on-board a Falcon 20 aircraft at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport before [...]

In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuit – Air & Space Magazine

September 19th, 2017|4 Comments

Twenty thousand feet above Ottawa, Shawna Pandya floats gently out of her seat and executes a graceful midair swoop. Our Falcon 20 jet is halfway through a series of parabolas, which produce brief periods of [...]

Defying Gravity – Dr Shawna Pandya

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

" Meet Dr. Shawna Pandya, a general physician by profession, whose job titles at times have included runway model, neurosurgical resident, entrepreneur, taekwondo champion and now, citizen-scientist astronaut candidate " By Surbhi Gogia History is [...]


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