How has our work in orbit helped us appreciate our planet? Speakers including astronauts Helen Sharman and Tim Peake discussed this question in a live YouTube event.
Astronauts Helen Sharman and Tim Peake joined Maggie Aderin-Pocock and UNOOSA’s Simonetta Di Pippo to assess how our work in orbit—and beyond—has helped us appreciate our planet.
- Helen Sharman, CMG, OBE: The first British astronaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991
- Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, MBE: Astrophysicist, author, and BAFTA-nominated presenter of The Sky at Night
- Simonetta Di Pippo: Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and former Director of Human Spaceflight for the European Space Agency
- Tim Peake: The most recent Briton in space and first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, spending six months there from 2015–16
- Dr Kevin Fong (Chair): Doctor, science broadcaster and author
- Introduced by Dia Mirza: Award-winning actor, producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and UN Secretary-General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals