Women in space industry working to bridge gender gap in science

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Space for Women: Sandy Magnus, former US astronaut; Minoo Rathnasabapathy, Space Generation Advisory Council; Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, UNOOSA; Laura Jamschon Mac Garry, Argentine Consul in Vienna and Chiaki Mukai, former Japanese astronaut. Photo: UNIS-Vienna/Nikoleta Haffar.

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

However, back on Earth, the UN is concerned that comparatively few women are launching careers in the space sector or studying the so-called STEM subjects; that is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

This Saturday, 11 February, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Dianne Penn reports on a panel discussion organized by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) looking at ways to get more women into STEM and into space.

Duration:2’26″

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