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Why gender matters in space exploration

Why gender matters in space exploration

by Vince on Thursday, 5th March 2015 in Expert Opinions, People, Rebecca Spyke Keiser

Recently on Mars One Exchange we've been discussing the role of women in space exploration. But should gender even matter? Rebecca Spyke Keiser, PhD, is Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator for Innovation and Public-Private Partnership. One of Keiser's initiatives at NASA has been to lead the agency's efforts to involve more girls and women in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. In other installments of Mars One Exchange, she discusses why women have been underrepresented in space exploration and how Mars One can make a difference. In this installment, she answers the question, Does gender really matter in space exploration?

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Four ways Mars One can attract women to its mission

Four ways Mars One can attract women to its mission

by Vince on Friday, 17th October 2014 in Expert Opinions, People, Rebecca Spyke Keiser, STEM

As a world-wide, nongovernmental venture, Mars One seeks to involve people from around the world in the settlement of Mars. But since women are usually underrepresented in space activities, Mars One may need to make extra efforts to involve women and gain their support. Rebecca Spyke Keiser, PhD, is Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator for Innovation and Public-Private Partnership. One of Keiser's initiatives at NASA has been to lead the agency's efforts to involve more girls and women in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math.

In a previous installment of Mars One Exchange, Why have fewer women been involved in space exploration?, Keiser discussed reasons women have been underrepresented in space exploration. In this installment, she answers the question, How can Mars One involve more women in space?

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Why have fewer women been involved in space exploration?

Why have fewer women been involved in space exploration?

by Vince on Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 in Expert Opinions, People, Rebecca Spyke Keiser, STEM

Mars One will be assembling and training teams for its settlement. We have much work to do before the teams are ready, and getting a good match of skills and personalities is part of that work. We've had many women applicants and will be forming teams of two men and two women. Rebecca Spyke Keiser, PhD is Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator for Innovation and Public-Private Partnership. She helps implement a wide range of initiatives in support of NASA's goals. (Learn more about Keiser at www.american.edu/spa/faculty/rkeiser.cfm) One of her initiatives at NASA has been to lead the agency's efforts to involve more girls and women in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. Mars One Exchange recently asked Keiser, Why have women historically been less involved in space exploration? 

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