Video: Women in Space


Cornish comms agency, Halo, hosted a special panel discussion to mark Ada Lovelace Day today and celebrate women in space.

Ada Lovelace is responsible for publishing the first algorithm to be carried out by a computer and regarded as the world’s first computer programmer.

Halo PR and Communications brought together five women from across the UK’s space industry to discuss their journey in their respective fields, the issues they have faced in a male-centric industry, and to encourage the growth of a  “Women in Space” network within the sector.

Halo’s Jess Ratty hosted the panel and was joined by head of Spaceport Cornwall Melissa Thorpe and Dr Heidi Thiemann, space technology training project manager at Truro & Penwith College.

Other panellists included Christina Macleod (founder of Edinburgh Women in Space), Sonali Mohapatra (Space Applications Lead at Craft Prospect), and Lauren Taylor (UK Space Agency).