Liz Seward has worked her way up the space ladder. A physicist by trade, she now finds herself in the world of marketing and communications at Airbus. Seven Hills was fortunate enough to welcome Liz to the office today to hear how she tells stories to the media about space missions so that they get the attention they deserve.
The two-way conversation between Liz and the Seven Hills team ranged from the success of the Mars Rover to Gaia – a project that will monitor a billion stars – to the accuracy of Hollywood movies set in space.
Liz also spoke about her organisation’s work with the local community. Airbus Defence and Space is the first industrial company in the UK to have an outreach centre, where students can enjoy interactive STEM exhibits as well as the famous Mars Yard – a simulated Mars landscape. Through the Women in Aerospace Group, Liz also aims to right the gender balance in the industry.
We all came away inspired by Liz’s obvious passion for her field. We look forward to hosting her again.