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Podcast: Women in space and Blue Origin face scrutiny

Robyn Tongol

World Space Week kicked off this week and the theme this year focuses on celebrating "Women in Space" in a bid to reduce gender-stereotypes within STEM.

Podcast: Women in space and Blue Origin face scrutiny
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On this week's Space Connect podcast episode, host Adam Thorn and reporters Hannah Dowling and Bella Richards chat about 90-year-old William Shatner joining the next Blue Origin flight, claiming the title of the oldest man to reach the edge of space.

The crew then discussed the essay written by present and former Blue Origin staff, who accused the company of allegedly prioritising speed over safety and adopting a culture of sexism.

Lastly, the trio chat about all things women in space and how there is still a large gender gap within the industry, and why that may be.

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