Talents of women in space vital ‘to imagine the future’

17 August 2018
It’s impossible to imagine the future of science in outer space, or embrace its challenges, without “the talents of women” being at the heart of it.

That’s the message from astrophysicist Ersilia Vaudo, of the European Space Agency, who was speaking at the recent ‘Space for Women’ forum, which was part of June’s historic UNISPACE+50 conference, on harnessing the peaceful uses of the cosmos.

The need for more women and girls to take part in STEM studies - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - was foremost on the minds of many participants, as Fatima E Mendez has been finding out, in our latest UN Gender Focus podcast, from UN News.

Music:“Taking Flight" by Chuck Lovejoy.  Licensed by OMNI.

 
Cynda Collins Arsenault, President & Co-founder of the Secure World Foundation, at the UNISPACE+50 Symposium, at the Vienna International Centre, Austria. 18 June 2018., by UNOOSA

 

Ersilia Vaudo, Chief Diversity Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA), at the UNISPACE+50 Symposium, at the Vienna International Centre, Austria. 18 June 2018., by UNOOSA

 

Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), at the opening of the UNISPACE+50 Symposium, at the Vienna International Centre, Austria. 18 June 2018., by UNIS Vienna

 

 

Audio Credit:
Fatima E. Mendez, Muna Gasim and Vibhu Mishra
Audio Duration:
24'30"

 

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