Celebrating great people: Maggie Aderin-Pocock

One of the most inspiring people I dream of being more like is Maggie Aderin-Pocock. What makes Maggie really stand out for me is her ability to translate complex concepts into ideas that the rest of us mere mortals can comprehend. And to do so in such a gentle, fun and down-to-earth way as to make it accessible to both kids and adults.

Based on her childhood dream of ‘going to visit the Clangers’, Maggie’s infectious enthusiasm for all things space science has helped move the subject into the mainstream media rather than “the sort of thing you saw late night on BBC2 with a chap wearing a kipper tie”.

I celebrate Maggie’s inspirational outlook:

“In space, race doesn’t matter, nationality doesn’t matter. In space, you see the world as a globe and you don’t see the boundaries…. I think people should aspire high and if I don’t achieve my ultimate goal – I might never get into space – it doesn’t matter, because I will have achieved so much more than if I hadn’t tried… But that’s the power of having dream. You look for things that make it possible.”

Love this noble, awesome person. #BlackCelebrationofExcellence

Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Picture source: Imperial University