Mentors by Geographic Region: Asia

Zainab Azim

Co-Founder of G.I.V.E and Youngest Member of Virgin Galactic's Future Astronaut Program

Deepana Gandhi

Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer, TeamIndus - Axiom Research Labs, India

Aisha Jagirani

Director General, Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs, Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization

Karin Nilsdotter

CEO, Spaceport Sweden; Tech Woman of the Year; Founder, Women in Space; Member of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut Program

Thais Russomano

Space Physiology and Aerospace Medicine; Founder and CEO of InnovaSpace Ltd, UK

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