Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. Credit: K. Opprann/The Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.
Credit: K. Opprann/The Nobel Peace Prize

One of the many surprises at last week’s rollout of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo was a video featuring Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.

Yousafzai’s 2014 Nobel Peace Prize win was motivated by her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

From eleven years of age Yousafzai fought for girls’ right to education. After having suffered an attack on her life by Taliban gunmen in 2012, she has continued her struggle and become a leading advocate of girls’ rights.

STEM education

Virgin Spaceship Unity is unveiled in Mojave, California, Friday, February 19th, 2016. VSS Unity is the first vehicle to be manufactured by The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic's wholly owned manufacturing arm, and is the second vehicle of its design ever constructed. VSS Unity was unveiled in FAITH (Final Assembly Integration Test Hangar), the Mojave-based home of manufacturing and testing for Virgin Galactic's human space flight program. Credit: Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic

Virgin Spaceship Unity is unveiled in Mojave, California, Friday, February 19th, 2016. VSS Unity is the first vehicle to be manufactured by The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned manufacturing arm, and is the second vehicle of its design ever constructed. VSS Unity was unveiled in FAITH (Final Assembly Integration Test Hangar), the Mojave-based home of manufacturing and testing for Virgin Galactic’s human space flight program.
Credit: Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic

At the rollout of the SpaceShipTwo, a recorded message from Yousafzai discussed the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the role of women in science and engineering. She shared words about the importance of space to science and technical education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That video, published on February 19th, is available here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebDKb2wFOqw

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