What does an explorer, activist and would be astronaut do in lockdown? Turns out, pretty much like the rest of us really. Of all the challenges that Vijay Shah has undertaken in his life, raising a 10 month year old is probably right up there!
In this episode we cover a diverse range of subjects including Vijay’s passion for addressing climate change through activism, exploring the world’s continents and just some of the challenges set as a candidate for the next european space mission. A rocket scientist by trade and free spirit by nature, Vijay views exploration as a mindset and not just about going on arduous journeys.
Making it to the final 12 candidates to feature on the BBC series ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?’, we also get a glimpse into the qualities and skills required to make it onto the space program. Who knew that origami featured as one of them?!