610: Do Your Thing With Bidushi Bhattacharya

Bidushi Bhattacharya is a rocket scientist and entrepreneur with experience in spacecraft development and operations, academic Do Your Thing With Bidushi Bhattacharyaadministration, scientific research, and technical writing.  She is co-Founder of Astropreneurs HUB, Southeast Asia’s first space technology incubator, and Founder & CEO of Bhattacharya Space Enterprises, a Singaporean startup dedicated to space-related education and training.  Her previous experience includes over two decades with NASA as a scientist and engineer.  She has analyzed and synthesized technical information and played a key role in fostering communication between academic and industrial teams with varying priorities and work cultures, both within the US and overseas. NASA projects have included the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars Rover Program, the Galileo Mission to Jupiter, the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory, and others.

Bidushi shares how learning to do her thing has enabled her to go out and have the confidence to live her path as an Astropreneur.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Bidushi Bhattacharya is a former NASA scientist turned Astropreneur.

Cultural Background

Bidushi is of Indian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

A woman’s place is in the house and the senate.

A woman’s place is in the house and the senate.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is an assessment of your own self.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Bidushi felt frustrated because she knew of her capabilities but others told her she couldn’t do it.

The “AHA” Moment

Bidushi was talking to a professor about during a meeting and a man cut her off which started to bring her down.  The professor told her how they don’t know how to handle her and just to do her own thing.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Bidushi handles comments with some humour.  She is more relaxed and it’s easier to handle situations from her past experiences.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Look at your strengths and weaknesses.  Talk to somebody and understand their cultural and belief systems.

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