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Feature: Woman mentor empowers girls to reach for the stars in space careers

Growing up in 1970s New York, Mindy Howard received no encouragement at home and was ridiculed at school for her dream to become an astronaut, it was a time when only boys were supposed to have such aspirations. 

News in Brief 12 April 2021

  • UK armed forces legislation sparks warning from rights chief
  • Chagas Disease initiative to protect millions in Latin America
  • Human space flight could help find solutions to global hunger, 60 years on from Russian first
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UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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Women in space industry working to bridge gender gap in science

American astronaut Peggy Whitson is making history as the first woman ever to command two missions aboard the International Space Station.

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Former astronaut Scott Kelly appointed UN Champion for Space

A former American astronaut whose year-long journey in space captivated people worldwide will now help the United Nations to promote space as a tool for achieving sustainable development.

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