Laura Winterling is a physicist, a former astronaut instructor, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. Combining these diverse characteristics and having been working for the European Space Agency for almost a decade, she takes her audience on an incredible journey far up into the atmosphere.
Using anecdotes and stories from over ten years of working with astronauts she can merge and carve a variety of topics during her speeches. This ranges from pure insights to space missions, living on board a space station and the day to day life of an astronaut. But also underlying facts spilling over into areas like Leadership & Followership, Efficient Decision Making, Living and Working under Stressful Situations, Group Forming and Efficient Communication.
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Laura Winterling gives audiences exclusive insights in modern space flight ventures accompanied by her own personal experiences gathered around the globe at International Partner Sites such as NASA and Roskosmos.
Laura has a MSc. in Physics from the University of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany and a MSc. in Organisational Psychology from UCL, London.
With a background in physics she became an Astronaut Instructor for the European Space Agency in the field of spacecraft systems and spacecraft sensors. Laura has been teaching astronauts for over a decade, and has taught more than 80 international astronauts on space craft and station systems.
The International Space Station (ISS) Program also gave her the chance of teaching flight controllers in various Mission Control Centers around the globe. She spent time in Toulouse, France, Moscow and Houston, was sitting in during real-time operations on board the ISS and observed 2 manned Sojuz launches in Kasachstan.
She is the founder of Space Time Concepts GmbH, and has now taken over part of the Event Management at the European Astronaut Centre in Germany. Laura is an accomplished motivational speaker and presenter.
Laura presents predominantly in German and English and can also speak Russian and Italian. Some of her clients include:
- Allen Overy
- H Hotels
- Post Bank Insurances
- German Abitur, Bayern
- M.Sc. Physics (Diplom Physik), Universität Bayreuth
- M.Sc. Organizational Psychology, UCL (still ongoing)
- Astronaut Support Officer, ESA 2007
- Astronaut Instructor, ESA 2008 - 2016
- CEO, Space Time Concepts GmbH, since 2016