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How to Get Started in
Space
Libby Jackson
Who am I?
Name:
Libby Jackson
Age:
22
Gender:
Female
Education:
Girls Grammar School
BSc Physics
MSc Space Engineering
Job...
My Life in a Nutshell
1981: Born
18th
March
Sept 1992: Started
Secondary School
March 1998: Work
Shadowing at NASA
June 19...
University
All sorts of degrees….
Do something that you are really interested
in
More and more ‘Space’ courses springin...
How to get to University
A-Levels
Need to do relevant subjects that you (for
the most part) enjoy!
GCSES
Do whatever y...
Other things to do
Work Experience
It’s not what you know, but who you know
Join UKSEDS
We can help you to find about ...
Annual Conference
Other Youth Events
So…
Whatever you want to do in life…
Follow you heart
Grab every opportunity that comes your way
Don’t be afraid of ma...
‘If its not fun, why do it?’
– Ben and Jerry
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How to get started in space BFOS

  1. 1. How to Get Started in Space Libby Jackson
  2. 2. Who am I? Name: Libby Jackson Age: 22 Gender: Female Education: Girls Grammar School BSc Physics MSc Space Engineering Job: Spacecraft Operations Engineer
  3. 3. My Life in a Nutshell 1981: Born 18th March Sept 1992: Started Secondary School March 1998: Work Shadowing at NASA June 1999: Took A- Levels in Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Music June 2001: Graduated from Imperial with BSc in Physics Summer 2000: Summer Placement at Astrium Sept 1998: Finish MSc in Space Engineering at Cranfield March 1998: Start work with Astrium as Spacecraft Ops Engineer
  4. 4. University All sorts of degrees…. Do something that you are really interested in More and more ‘Space’ courses springing up all the time Choose carefully and do lots of research!
  5. 5. How to get to University A-Levels Need to do relevant subjects that you (for the most part) enjoy! GCSES Do whatever you enjoy, but work hard and get good grades… Other Routes Don’t be afraid to follow the path that suits you and you likes
  6. 6. Other things to do Work Experience It’s not what you know, but who you know Join UKSEDS We can help you to find about opportunities and events, and through these get to meet both the current and future space workforce.
  7. 7. Annual Conference
  8. 8. Other Youth Events
  9. 9. So… Whatever you want to do in life… Follow you heart Grab every opportunity that comes your way Don’t be afraid of making decisions If you don’t ask, you’ll never get it!!! Have fun and enjoy everything.
  10. 10. ‘If its not fun, why do it?’ – Ben and Jerry

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