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💡”Reach for the stars!”. A mes­sage for all girls and young women to encour­age them to take up stud­ies in STEM fields and let them know a career in the space sec­tor is wait­ing for them. But also a mes­sage for the space indus­try to let them know these moti­vat­ed young women might just be the stars their space com­pa­nies are wait­ing for. Because the space sec­tor needs Ladies@Space!

📜 The goal of the Ladies@Space event was to encour­age girls from the 3rd grade of sec­ondary school to take up a career in the space sec­tor. For this, 15 top women from the Flemish space sec­tor came to present their pro­fes­sion, fol­lowed by a speed-dat­ing ses­sion where the girls could ask the female pro­fes­sion­als all their ques­tions. The Ladies@Space event was part of the broad­er 2‑day Space Days event that aimed to make the new impulse pro­gram Flemish Space Economy” of Minister Hilde Crevits known to the gen­er­al pub­lic and high­light the mul­ti­tude of oppor­tu­ni­ties for and through space for the econ­o­my, entre­pre­neur­ship, sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, edu­ca­tion, out­reach and cit­i­zen science.

👩 Several female researchers and experts con­tributed to the project. The event was set up by astronomer Prof. Conny Aerts (KU Leuven) who works on numer­ous European space missions.

📆 This video was made dur­ing the Ladies@Space event in Leuven on 25/03/2022.

❤️ This project was made pos­si­ble thanks to the sup­port of the Flemish Government, the Flemish Space Industry VRI, the City of Leuven, ESA, Leuven City Library and KU Leuven.


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