Andrea Boyd knew she wanted to work in the space field since she first saw Star Trek as a kid.
The South Australian has ended up in a career as close to space as possible without leaving the ground.
Boyd is the ‘EUROCOM’ flight controller at the European Space Agency (ESA), meaning she’s the person who gets to talk to the astronauts on the ISS.
On this episode of Cosmos Insight, Jacinta Bowler talks with Boyd about how she feels about being the Aussie ‘voice to space’ and what it’s like hanging out with astronauts all day.
Originally published by Cosmos as What it’s like talking to astronauts all day
Jacinta Bowler is a science journalist at Cosmos. They have an undergraduate degree in genetics and journalism from the University of Queensland and have been published in the Best Australian Science Writing 2022.
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