Industry: Aerospace engineering
Company: MISHAAL Aerospace
Country: US (Saudi Arabia)
Having developed a fascination with the stars aged just six years old, it should come as no surprise that Mishaal Ashemimry now builds rockets for a living.
The US-based aerospace engineer, whose masters degree research was funded by NASA, has held true to her young passion for space, founding MISHAAL Aerospace in 2010 and specialising in launch vehicle development to send small satellites to Low Earth Orbit. Clients to date have included governments, research companies, commercial companies, and telecommunication players. Based in Miami, Ashemimry holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and in Applied Mathematics, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, with academic focus on experimental and analytical aerodynamics, rocket design, and nuclear thermal propulsion.