Sara Sabry

Sara Sabry | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Sara Sabry | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, The First Egyptian Astronaut And First Arab Woman In Space
North Dakota
Gain insights into space travel and technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and be inspired by Sara Sabry, speaker, astronaut, and founder of Deep Space Initiative (DSI).

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Journey To The Stars: Championing Accessibility In Space Exploration

Sara Sabry, the pioneering Egyptian astronaut and the first Arab woman and African female in space, delves into her journey to the stars. As the founder of Deep Space Initiative, she champions accessibility in space exploration. Hear her insights on space technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and overcoming challenges.

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Journey To Space: Anything Is Possible If You Believe It
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How I Used Life Challenges To Push Me Forward, And How You Can Too
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Sara Sabry | Speaker Biography

Sara Sabry is the first Egyptian astronaut, the first Arab woman in space, and the first woman from the African continent to go to space. She is a speaker on space travel and technology, entrepreneurship and leadership, as well as overcoming obstacles, and how travelling in space has changed her perspective on life. Sara was selected by Space for Humanity for her leadership experience and potential for global impact among thousands of qualified applicants around the world. She flew to space on Blue Origin's 6th human spaceflight on August 4th 2022 on their New Shepard rocket (NS-22). The goal of the mission was to experience the Overview Effect, and bring this new perspective to benefit life on Earth. Sara is the Founder and Executive Director of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a non-profit company that aims to increase accessibility and opportunity in the space field while enabling deep space exploration for all Humankind. DSI's mission is to help erase the borders on the map by providing opportunities in research and education that are open to all audiences, no matter their nationalities or resources. Sara is currently pursuing her PhD in Aerospace Sciences at The University of North Dakota and is working at their NASA-funded Human Spaceflight lab. Her research focuses on engineering the next generation of planetary spacesuits, and she has aspirations of obtaining her private pilot license along the way. She became Egypt's first female Analog Astronaut in 2021 after completing a 2-week moon mission simulation at Lunares in Poland as the crew medical officer, and in 2022 Sara successfully completed the IIAS astronaut training program with Project PoSSUM – a suborbital research qualification program – making her the first female Egyptian trained to do research in space. She received her Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's degree in 2016 from the American University in Cairo, with a concentration in Mechatronics, as well as minors in Biology, Chemistry and PreMed. She received her Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2020 from Politecnico Di Milano in Italy. Sara's wide range of experiences span from Mechatronics and Robotic Surgery, to Stem Cell Development and Bioastronautics. After her studies, Sara worked at a Tech Startup in Berlin as the deputy CTO and solutions engineering focusing on Augmented Reality mobile applications. Sara is passionate about increasing representation of Egyptians, especially women, in the space field, and hopes to inspire younger generations to dream bigger. As part of her efforts, she co-founded the Space Ambassador Program with the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), and is the first Astronaut Health & Performance Space Ambassador. Sara continues to work with EgSA on a number of exciting projects, including building the first analog research station in Africa. She was the team lead for the Transportation on the Moon group within the Lunar Commerce & Economics of the Moon Village Association (MVA), a PoliSpace external advisor, an independent researcher with Biofrequency Analytics, and a Human Factors teaching associate at Mars University. Prior to her work in the space industry, Sara was a Yoga instructor and Crossfit coach during her undergraduate studies, and spent some time practicing Mixed Martial Arts. In 2016 she traveled around Africa volunteering in different schools and organizations, including a Women Empowerment Center in Uganda, and a primary school in South Africa. As a firm believer in protecting our oceans, Sara is an Advanced Open Water Certified diver and spent 6 weeks in Madagascar as a marine conservationist.

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