16 Dec Future Design Podcast #004 with Bidushi Bhattacharya – Space Exploration
Guest: Bidushi Bhattacharya (https://www.astropreneurs-hub.com/)
Host: Takatoshi Shibayama (https://www.blockshinesg.com/future-design-podcast/)
Creative Producer: Kash Singh (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kash-singh-87909625/)
Sound/Camera: Dylan Tan (https://www.willdylan.com)
Music: ShowNing (https://www.showningdj.com)
Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya says that the new space race is going to be in India and China. However, if we want to explore space, it shouldn’t be a race but something that the human race should be doing united as one, by sharing knowledge, information and resources. Humans have an everlasting hunger for knowledge and we will be pushing the boundaries way beyond Mars, which will be made possible with so many developments from space pharma to agriculture.
Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya is an ex-NASA scientist-turned-astropreneur. She has three decades of experience in spacecraft development and operations, NewSpace startup growth, academic administration, scientific research, and technical writing.
She is Founder of Astropreneurs HUB, a Singapore- and US-based startup dedicated to space workforce development through software solutions and sector-related training.
Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya’s 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. Her 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. Bidushi 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. Bidushi Bhattacharya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in space physics from the UCLA as well as dual degrees from Rutgers University, a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in physics.