Visionary – Founder – Space Ambassador
CEO Astronautin GmbH
A life dedicated to spaceflight- fascinated by the Moon landing in 1969, the then four-year-old Claudia decides that one day she too will fly into space!
Claudia is an entrepreneur and visionary. She founded Astronautin GmbH in April 2017 to ensure the female future of (traditionally “manned”) astronautical space travel. Claudia Kessler has a clear goal: to get the first German woman into space. The new female astronaut will become an inspiration to encourage young women into technology professions. For this she built and privately organized an astronaut selection program that can also be applied to other needs.
Being one of the few female executives in space, Claudia is constantly working to ensure more participation, because women attract women! She promotes the international careers of female specialists and managers in the Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) network. In addition, she is one of the few women to be a member of the International Aeronautical Academy (IAA).
Claudia Kessler is a qualified aerospace engineer, is the holder of an MBA, and has more than 30 years of experience in the international space industry.