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What an astronaut can teach leaders about collaboration and aiming high

Matthias Maurer returned from his first space mission in May 2022 after 177 days living and working on the International Space Station (ISS). There he helped to conduct more than 35 experiments benefiting biology and robotics and more - an experience that drove home the need to protect space and maximize its potential. He spoke with Meet The Leader at the Annual Meeting in Davos about his experience, sharing what’s needed for collaboration to balance a growing space economy and the need for stronger space governance. He also shared what his degrees in engineering and economics have tight him about problem solving - and what his astronaut’s training can teach any of us about collaboration - and tackling climate action.

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Linda Lacina

Digital Editor, World Economic Forum


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