Natalie is a Rocket Scientist and Explorer. Extraordinary experiences have shaped her dreams of becoming an astronaut; whether learning to fly or driving a solar-powered car across North America. Regardless, Natalie embraces the moments outside the bounds of her comfort zone. Natalie was recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and as “a vocal advocate for women in technology” by The Financial Post.
I recently had the honor of speaking at TEDxToronto 2015 at the Royal Conservatory of Music. After many months of brainstorming, writing, and rehearsing, we settled on a topic that I am very passionate about: sustainable exploration and satellite servicing. While I have spoken often on the topics of space junk and orbital debris, this was my first public platform to merge my love for the outdoors and my love for space… Read More
I wanted to take the opportunity to briefly write about two awesome articles related to the super rad Jessi Combs!! First up is an article about Jessi’s most recent land speed record breaking attempt, which is a must read. Along with the North American Eagle team, Jessi traveled to the Alvord Desert dry lakebed in southeast Oregon to attempt breaking the women’s world land speed record. This record was set by Kitty… Read More
I recently had the opportunity to do a little off road racing just outside of Las Vegas in a single seat dune buggy; a vehicle with large wheels and wide tires designed to maneuver on sand. Dune buggies are typically designed as an open chassis (that’s the frame of the vehicle where the wheels mount to) with a full protective roll cage surrounding the driver. Just like a regular vehicle, there is… Read More