30 Nexus students were lucky enough to be selected to travel to Goonhilly Earth Station this morning to meet Dr Suzie Imber on the 31st January. Dr Imber won the BBC show “Astronauts” and is an Associate Professor in Space Physics at the University of Leicester.
During the visit to Goonhilly, the students heard from Dr Imber about her journey from school to space. Dr Imber was inspirational as she shared her ethos of life with the audience, especially her desire to always challenge herself by taking up hobbies that she struggles with. Her passions include elite rowing, space science, mountaineering and martial arts.
Dr Imber has won the backing of Commander Chris Hadfield when the next round of European Space Agency astronauts are recruited.