Dr Srimathy Kesan CEO of SpaceKidz India on creating the next generation of scientific thinkers in India & launching the world's smallest satellite
Making space explorable & economical for the future generation. Today i speak to Dr Srimathy Kesan CEO of SpaceKidz India - SpaceKidz india helps students to pursue their space dreams regardless of their field of education, social status, and geographic location. in this episode she talks about how it got started. How under her guidance, students designed Kalamsat - the world’s lightest satellite ever to be placed in orbit! Her team of students are currently building the world's lightest rover for the moon. She also talks about how they use ‘ the make or break approach. Using 3D technology. Being mocked in the early days and people refusing to turn up to the first launch .She talks suborbital launches and trusting yourself. She talks about winning 20+ awards , Great advice for first time founders. She talks about being a former paratrooper, why she called herself Indira Gandhi as a 5 year to get into a top school. And is there life on other planets?
In this conversation we also talk about:
- Taking a 16 year sabbatical
- The space community in India
- Vision & redefining space dreams for Indian kids
- Going to Nasa
- Her initial dream of joining the army was rejected by her father,
- Designing & building a satellite from scratch in 6 days
- Being emotionally attached to the moon
- People refusing to turn up to the first launch
- Why her dad turned up at school for 15 days in a row at 5am!
- Turning her kitchen into a science lab
- Married at a young age, which put all her dreams and wishes on hold.
and much more
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