Transforming Space: Recruiting The World’s First Parastronauts

Transforming Space: Recruiting The World’s First Parastronauts
 
  7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

In a world first for human spaceflight, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced earlier this year that its first call for new astronauts in more than a decade will be open to candidates with a physical disability.

So, what does an inclusive approach to human spaceflight look like?

In this virtual event chaired by award-winning broadcaster and Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan, a panel of experts from ESA will discuss the recruitment and training programme required for its new parastronauts, the benefits and challenges of creating a more diverse workforce in space research, and what needs to be done to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) more accessible.

As we look to the future of our work in orbit and beyond, both STEM and space should be for everyone. This panel will reveal more about the work happening right now to make space a more equitable place.

Speakers include:

David Parker—Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency
Guillaume Weerts—Head of Space Medicine, European Space Agency
Lucy van der Tas—Head of Talent Acquisition, European Space Agency
Ade Adepitan (Chair)—Paralympic medallist, TV presenter, journalist and author

Further speakers to be announced.


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  7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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