Natacha Callens

In 2005, Natacha obtained a joined PhD in Fluid Physics and Applied Sciences from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
-From 2006 to 2009 she worked at the Microgravity Research Centre in Université Libre de Bruxelles as Research Manager on ESA/PRODEX BIOMICS project launched successfully on the Maser 11 sounding rocket in 2008.

In 2009 she joined the ESA Education Office, first in Spain (ESAC) and later in The Netherlands (ESTEC), to developed and coordinate several hands-on programmes for university students.

In 2015 she moved to ESA Redu Centre in Belgium to develop and coordinate the ESA Academy's Training and Learning Centre. Together with experts from ESA, European universities and space industry, she develops and delivers training courses, in all areas of ESA expertise, to complement academic formation and better prepare university students, from ESA Member and Associate States, for a space-related career.

Vision: We envision a world where we Europeans collaboratively create an aerospace sector with an inclusive representation.