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Bidushi Bhattacharya

Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya is a rocket scientist and entrepreneur with experience in spacecraft development and operations, academic administration, scientific research, and technical writing.

She is co-Founder of Astropreneurs HUB (, Southeast Asia’s first space technology incubator, and Founder & CEO of Bhattacharya Space Enterprises (, a Singaporean startup dedicated to space-related education and training.

Her previous experience includes over two decades with NASA as a scientist and engineer. She has analyzed and synthesized technical information and played a key role in fostering communication between academic and industrial teams with varying priorities and work cultures, both within the US and overseas. NASA projects have included the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars Rover Program, the Galileo Mission to Jupiter, the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory, and others.

Dr. Bhattacharya also has experience in higher education research development and established the Office of Sponsored Research for science programs at Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, in Claremont, California, where she increased federal award rates by 67%, and managed $4 million in active grants.

Dr. Bhattacharya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in space physics from the UCLA Department of Atmospheric Sciences and a B.S. in mechanical engineering and B.A. in physics from Rutgers University.


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How space technology will change life on earth and beyond in your lifetime
We are at a critical moment in humanity’s relationship with the outer space. The miniatuiriazation of electronics, combined with increased access to launch facilities has dropped the cost substantially. Previously non-space faring nations and private groups now have the opportunity to develop their own systems to orbit the Earth, travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Space tourism is closer to becoming a reality. In just a few years you will be able to buy a ticket to fly around the earth outside the pull of Earth’s gravity. How will the development of space tech make life better for you? Consider modern day conveniences, from velcro to mylar, that are part of your life. These innovations are a direct result of technology developed to support astronauts and spacecraft, and they have found countless uses here on Earth. The key to future innovations derived from space depends on… We need more creative, outside-the-box thinkers to come on board and join humanity’s space race, so that we can improve conditions here on the ground.