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One small step for Stem … one giant leap for careers

Space travel can inspire students from diverse backgrounds to pursue science, says a US astronaut visiting Scotland to support a unique programme exploring the sector. By Henry Hepburn

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Space, the final frontier – for Stem careers, that is.

A Nasa astronaut has told Tes Scotland that space provides the solution to the vexing question of how to get more people interested in pursuing Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Earthbound careers advice and recruitment drives have failed to identify and attract all the talent they should, argues astronaut Tony Antonelli, but space is the great leveller that can inspire anyone, whatever their background, to get into Stem.

“The world suffers from not enough students pursuing careers in those fields,” Antonelli ...

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