Month: March 2024

Training is essential for space exploration success

Training is essential for success in any field, but perhaps nowhere is it more crucial than in the realm of space exploration. As described in podcast episode 120 with Robert Thirsk, astronauts undergo rigorous and extensive training to prepare them for the challenges they will face in space. From basic training to mission-specific training, astronauts…

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Impact through empowerment and action

Reanne Olivier’s journey described on episode 119 from a psychology major at Stellenbosch University to the co-founder of Africa Matters Initiative demonstrates the impact that empowerment and action can have on individuals and communities. Her willingness to follow the path that led her to South Africa and to embrace the opportunities that came her way…

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Education transforms lives and communities

One of the key themes that emerges from Kate Leeming’s story on episode 118 of the podcast is the transformative power of education. Throughout her expeditions, Kate consistently seeks to make a difference in the places she travels through, particularly in the lives of children and communities affected by various challenges. Education becomes the vehicle…

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Polar Explorer receives Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) was delighted to present Honorary Fellowship of the Society to adventurer Sue Stockdale, in recognition of her achievements in exploration and her commitment to inspire others. Sue, who has travelled across the globe for her adventures, was awarded her Fellowship at her talk in Galashiels on Tuesday night for…

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