Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun wins a Karman Fellowship for 2022

Nelly is of the 15 selected Karman Fellows for her unique global cultural achievements to astronautics and space exploration.

Whether it is leading cutting-edge cancer research in microgravity (Tricia Larose, Principal Investigator for Tumors in Space, University of Oslo), mitigating wildfires using space technologies (Martin Langer, Chief Technology Officer at OroraTech), defining the future of human spaceflight (Hazzaa AlMansoori, MBRSC Astronaut; Balachandar Ramamurthy, Director of Flight Safety at SpaceX) or more, the 2022 Karman Fellows are already creating immeasurable impact in their respective fields, and are looking to leverage the Karman Fellowship to increase that impact for the benefit of humanity.

The Fellows were selected from over 200 carefully considered candidates from around the world, 50 of whom were presented to the Karman Selection Board for the final decision. The 2022 Selection Board convened virtually on 30th April 2022 and was curated to consist of 25 highly respected and accomplished professionals, who likewise represent a fine intersection of disciplines, industries and cultures. For the third year in a row, the Board was chaired by Mr. Jean-Jacques Dordain, former Director General of the European Space Agency.

Alongside other selected Karman Fellows, Nelly will participate in various leadership and community-building activities throughout the course of the Fellowship, including intimate strategic roundtable discussions and other activities designed to support the Fellows as they declare personal commitments towards space-related agendas. As a ‘space-for-impact’ foundation, the Karman Project will support the Fellows to address six key ‘Impact Themes’ (Space-for: Sustainability, Education, Empowerment, Cooperation, Science and Inspiration).

You can read more about the Karman Fellowship here!