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Diverse and inclusive teams are critical for maintaining U.S. leadership in space exploration. The National Academies will release a new report, Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Leadership of Competed Space Missions. Professor Elena Erosheva has been involved as a member of the National Academies Committee on Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in the Leadership of Competed Space Missions that produced the report. The report outlines near and long-term actions NASA can take to make opportunities for leadership and involvement in space missions more accessible, inclusive, and equitable. These recommendations range from changes to the mission proposal process to investments in STEM education and career pathways.

A public briefing webinar for the report will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) / 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). If you are interested in attending this webinar, you can register here. You can see more about the study here