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Science Museum
Thu 9 Dec 2021
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Transforming Space: Recruiting the Worlds First Parastronauts image

As the European Space Agency opens its call for new astronauts to candidates with a physical disability, join a panel of experts—chaired by Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan—to discuss what an inclusive approach to human spaceflight looks like.
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 very special free online 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 maths) 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.
This event will have live subtitles by Stagetext delivered by MyClearText.