Space Inspiration

Kellie Gerardi: Space is for everyone 02-15-2021 |  5 minutes


You want to work in the space industry but you’re not an engineer or scientist? ‘Not Necessarily Rocket Science’ provides all the inspiration you need to follow your dream.


Nothing destined Kellie Gerardi to be the professional in the commercial spaceflight industry that she is today, other than an overwhelming passion for space. With a communications background, she took advantage of every opportunity presented to her to learn and get closer to her space dream.

In her memoir, she shares her experiences: from her crew rotation at the Mars Desert Research Station laboratory simulating life on Mars, to working at a spaceport, to conducting NASA-supported research and evaluating spacesuits in parabolic research flights, to her ascent in the prestigious Explorers Club, where she now serves as a Director.

Kellie, as a savvy science communicator, also offers plenty of advice to anyone who dreams of working in the space sector. She reminds us that space is not just about astronauts and engineers.

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It is an industry full of people with different professional roles and backgrounds who all share the same passion to expand the boundaries for humanity.

At ArianeGroup, we too believe that space should be accessible to everyone and Kellie’s inspiring message is spot on.

Not Necessarily Rocket Science: A Beginner’s Guide to Life in the Space Age is widely available, you can check out Kellie on her website:

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