Top 100 Aerospace and Aviation Professionals to Follow On LinkedIn 2021: 22. Shawna Pandya, MD

22. Shawna Pandya, MD

Director of Medical Research at Orbital Assembly Corporation, Luxsonic Technologies Inc.

22. Shawna Pandya, MD

Director of Medical Research at Orbital Assembly Corporation

Average Post Engagement:




What I use Linkedin for:

I use LinkedIn for sharing news and connecting with other space and space medicine professionals.

Number of Followers:



Space / Medicine


Who am I:

I am a physician, scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM/IIAS, aquanaut, skydiver, pilot-in-training, explorer, VP of Immersive Medicine with Luxsonic Technologies, Director of Medical Research with Orbital Assembly Corporation, Director of the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) Space Medicine Group and Chief Instructor of the IIAS Operational Space Medicine Course.

I firmly believe in pushing the limits, that a work ethic is free, and that the right team can get you through the toughest of spots.

What I do:

Depending on the day, I can be found saving lives in the ER, testing spacesuits in 0g, exploring extreme environments, helping develop virtual and immersive technologies for space and austere environments, or developing research and protocols related to human health in space.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

Follow me if you believe in continually pushing the limits – and lifting others up with you as you go.

Who I follow on Linkedin:

I follow those who believe in expanding the bounds of human exploration, knowledge and limit – and bringing others up with them. Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski, astronaut wrangler Christina Korp and Elevate Aviation founder Kendra Kinckaide all fall into this category.

Scott Parazynski, MD

BOARD DIRECTOR • CEO • CTO • PHYSICIAN • INVENTOR • ASTRONAUT Startups/VC/PE/Biotech/Aerospace/Medical Device/IP/Patents, Fluidity Technologies, Inc.

Christina Korp

Astronaut Wrangler | Space Connector | Strategic Partnerships | Marketing Executive | Executive Producer | Content Creator | Social Media Expert, Purpose Entertainment

Inspiring you into Aviation

Kendra Kincade

Founder/Chair at Elevate Aviation, Air Traffic Controller, Host of 'Air Time' a webinar and podcast, Honorary Colonel for 417 Squadron, Columnist, Speaker., Elevate Aviation

My favourite or most successful post:

I have long said that there is space for all of us. In this post, I talk about the rise of access civilian spaceflight with the naming of the Inspiration4 crew.

Pineapple EMPIRE’s mission is to accelerate the world to the New Space Economy.

Join the conversation on Gather or Discord, follow us on LinkedIn, sign up for (occasional and awesome) email updates, or if you’re feeling old-skool, drop us an email.

Related Articles