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Why Space

People often ask me why I love space so much. My answer is always the same. Why would you not love space? We are just this one planet, in this one average solar system, which is one of many in a universe so large it is impossible to comprehend. Why wouldn’t you want to know what is out there? What it is that we are a part of?

My mission is to inspire a diverse audience about why space exploration matters, how it has shaped all of our lives and why we all need to look up a little more.

Space exploration has the power to educate, inform and enrich. Learning about space teaches us that the sky is no longer the limit.  Space inspires. It is a topic which is as much about philosophy as it is science – a search for meaning and a quest to answer fundamental questions such as Where did we come from? Why do we exist? And what else is out there in this vast universe we belong to?

We are only just beginning to scratch the surface of what is out there.

But if we are to succeed in exploring space, in venturing out into the vastness of the cosmos, in seeking answers to those questions that humans have pondered for an eternity, then we need to so for everyone on this planet. The challenges we face are too great to leave any group behind.

Through my work in television, writing and within the space industry, I communicate to diverse and non-scientific communities about why what we are doing in space matters so much. The goal; to increase STEM literacy within communities and to inspire as many people as possible. The more who understand the benefits to come from exploring space, the more uptake and support there will be in the industry, which will in turn help humankind venture further into the cosmos. As well as perhaps most importantly gifting people with that sense of childlike wonder that comes from looking up.

Space is for everyone.