An audio essay that reflects on our conversations at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC. In this episode, Joseph Popper and Sitraka Rakotoniaina explore what diversity can mean at the largest gathering of the space industry.

We speak to artists, designers, engineers and anthropologists who share their experiences of the congress and tell us about their different practices. From the conversations, we learn that outer space exploration demands multicultural and multidisciplinary approaches, in action and in attitude.

Thanks to our interviewees, Tamara Alvarez, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Sands Fish, Barbara Imhof, Prathima Muniyappa, Ufuoma Ovienmhada, Angelo Vermeulen and Chris Welch, for sharing their thoughts with us.