Laura Winterling is a physicist, a former astronaut instructor, entrepreneur and keynote speaker.
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 working with astronauts she merges and carves a variety of relevant topics into her speeches.
Above all else she shares insights into space missions, living on board a space station and the day to day life of an astronaut. And she combines them with her expertise in leadership, efficient decision making, surviving stressful situations and efficient communications.
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Laura Winterling provides audiences with exclusive insights in modern space flight ventures accompanied by her own personal experiences. These have been gathered around the globe at International Partner Sites such as NASA and Roskosmos.
With a background in physics she became an Astronaut Instructor for the European Space Agency in the field of spacecraft systems and spacecraft sensors. She has been teaching astronauts for over a decade and has taught more than 80 international astronauts on space craft and station systems.
Laura has a MSc. in Physics from the University of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany and a MSc. in Organisational Psychology from UCL, London.
The International Space Station (ISS) Program enabled her to teach flight controllers in various Mission Control Centers around the globe. She has spent time in Toulouse, France, Moscow and Houston. At the Space Centre in Houston she sat in during real-time operations on board the ISS. Subsequently she observed to manned Sojuz launches in Kasachstan.
Currently in charge of part of the Event Management at the European Astronaut Centre in Germany, Laura is an accomplished motivational speaker and presenter.
Most noteworthy, Laura presents predominantly in German and English and can also speak Russian and Italian.
Some of her clients include, Talanx, spaceX, Tesla, Allen Overy, Apleona, Ascon, DEVK, Dumont, expoAIR, H Hotels, IMEX, Post Bank Insurances, RWE.
- 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