Empowering all Women, in Space and on Earth

Official Launch Event: WIA-Europe Brussels Chapter

The Intergroup Sky and Space, in the framework of the International Women’s Day 2013 and the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space (Valentina Tereshkova) will launch the Brussels chapter of Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) on March 7, at the European Parliament.

Speakers include: Dr Mae Jemison (Head of the 100 Year Star Ship Initiative & NASA astronaut), Commissioner Antonio Tajani and Simonetta Di Pippo (WIA-Europe President and co-founder).


Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) was founded in June 2009 as an international association dedicated to expanding leadership opportunities and increasing the visibility of women in the aerospace sector. It is open to both women and men, in Europe and across the globe, who share an interest in a broad spectrum of aerospace activities including: human space flight and exploration, aviation, remote sensing, satellite communications, robotic missions, commercial space, space tourism, education and related policy challenges.

R.S.V.P – vittorio.prodi@ep.europa.eu before 28 February.

If an access badge is required please also send your full name, date of birth, ID number and place of residence.

Hosted by: Vittorio Prodi, Chair of the Sky and Space Intergroup
7 March, 2013, 09:00 – 10:30

European Parliament, room ASP5G305

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