Hypatia I attends the Symposium on Space Educational Activities as an example of equity and diversity

Helena Arias, back-up Crew Engineer of Hypatia I, participated in a panel about space for sustainability, equity and diversity at the Symposium on Space Educational Activities (SSEA), organized by the European Space Agency’s Education Office, which took place last April in Barcelona.

Arias shared the multi-generational and multi-disciplinary nature of the Hypatia I crew of female analog astronauts , which aims to conduct space research and scientific outreach, while also promoting female role models in space careers.

One of the goals of the Hypatia I mission is to address the problem of low representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Women only represent 1 out of 3 scientists in this variety of academic and professional disciplines.