Reaching for the Stars


Growing up in London in the 1970s, Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock always felt like she didn’t fit in. Space became her escape, she was fascinated by its limitless possibilities. Today, she is one of the leading space scientists and educators in the UK. Dr. Aderin-Pocock is also the host of Space Week, at Expo’s Programme for People and Planet. For most people, the idea of space can feel remote, or even irrelevant, but for her, space exploration is vital to our understanding of the solar system, and can help shape a fairer, more sustainable world. This podcast is by Expo 2020 Dubai’s Programme for People and Planet, and produced by Kerning Cultures Network.