20th July 2014
Let's make space personal
In this TEDx video, Fatima Dyczynski talks about a new generation of "nanosatellites" and how they could personalise space. The 25-year-old German – founder of startup company Xoterra Space – recently oversaw the launch of Delfi-n3Xt. This CubeSat was operated by Delft University of Technology, where she completed her degree specialising in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering. With a dream of someday going to Mars, she is described on her company website as "a thought leader, scientist, creative space enthusiast, motivated entrepreneur, public speaker, all world traveller and absolute futurist [who] has never been more optimistic," while on her LinkedIn profile, she talks enthusiastically about her future plans and belief in technology to solve problems: "For me personally, I cannot think of anything that is impossible. For me, all things are possible and in my mind exist a universe of infinite possibilities of creation and invention in all levels of science, business, IT and aerospace technology. I am aiming for new breakthroughs and constant innovation."
Fatima Dyczynski was among those travelling on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over Ukraine.