Astronaut Mae Jemison is working on an ambitious idea: Envision, design, and create the technologies necessary to send a spacecraft to another star in the next century. It’s called 100 Year Starship.
Here she is at the recent Makers conference discussing how getting women truly involved in STEM (which should always be expanded to STEAM in my opinion) is the only way to mobilize the intellectual capital necessary to make something like that happen.
In other words …
"We can’t do this with just half the population… the future never just happened, it was created. We have an opportunity to create the future and decide what that’s like.”
Check out more from the Makers conference here. It looks like it was a veritable who’s who of inspiring women.