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Leaving Earth


Traveling to space is the dream of many, but for some, it is a profession. This panel discussion features an exceptional trio: Diana Alsindy shares her personal experience working in space agencies. Mishaal Alshemimry, the first female Saudi aerospace engineer, talks about the rocket company she founded and the technology that could take us to Mars. Astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, shares his experiences living on the International Space Station.

Dates & Location

Friday 13th March, 2020

1 day; 2 hrs / day




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Diana AlSindy

Diana AlSindy is a Propulsion Development Engineer at Virigin Orbit. She is the founder of @TheArabianStargazer, a bilingual educational platform that…

Mashaal Ashemimry

Mishaal Ashemimry is the first female aerospace engineer in the GCC, an aerospace entrepreneur, speaker, and influencer. Alshemimry is also a…

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. He is the first Canadian to walk in…