Japan, Tanegashima Island, Edwin Posey discussed on Woman's Hour

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It's going really well, in fact, and over the course of the last 20 years are definitely seen a huge increase in the number of women who are in aerospace. I'm very proud to say that the team that's been involved in on the end most outside developing and Mars at 6 spacecraft. We are more than 50% women on the team. Which is practically unheard of. And in marsat has a really wonderful, wonderful recruitment process. We have a lot of women in leadership positions. So it's really exciting to be able to share that kind of career with fellow women and to help each other throughout and all grow together. So it's a very nice feeling to see that we're progressing some positively. Any plans to follow your baby into space? Actually make the journey? I would love to. If anyone gave me a ticket to go up, I would be up there just to say hello. Hi, remember me. So you're in Japan and it's hopefully going to happen this week. Yes, that's correct. So I'm in Japan right now. We're launching from an island called tanegashima island, which is on the southernmost coast of Japan. It's known to be the most beautiful launch site in the world. If you have an opportunity to Google it, please do. It's got a huge private beach in front. It is just gorgeous. So we are launching from Japan and the launch windows on the 22nd of December at 1433 UK time. So if you do get a chance to watch our link is on the website, please do. It's going to be a really great great launch. Well, all the best for it, Edwin posey, thank you very much for talking to us. Today. A message just coming from Jean who was listening to Jamie godley, the comedian, just then talking about apologies saying an apology from something said in 2011 has to be accepted. We all need to learn and move on. This is a century of transition. And other messages coming in with regards to your plans and how things are going. One here saying we had a big turkey for ten people for our usual big Christmas.

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