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Space Queens

Meet the empowering women that worked on Apollo 11's moon landing in a documentary that sheds light on the hidden figures working at NASA in one of history's most monumental moments. Inspired by Apollo's launch, meet the next generation of women leading the way in space careers and STEM - forging the way for a more diverse, equal and gender balanced aerospace industry for NASA's return to the moon and onward to Mars.

  • Adam Smith
  • Adam Smith
  • Joshua Dupu Albert
  • Barbara Kennedy
    Key Cast
  • Christina Korp
    Key Cast
  • Elisha Jhoti
    Key Cast
  • Sharon Hagle
    Key Cast
  • Abigail Freaman
    Key Cast
  • Jim Bridenstine
    Key Cast
  • Mimi Aung
    Key Cast
  • Liucija Selvestraviciute
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Educational, Science, History
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Adam Smith

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Adam Smith graduated from Napier University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Television in 2019. It was there he completed a 20 minute short documentary about the women behind Apollo 11 and STEM. Since graduating, the film has gained success with local newspapers, science festivals and radio stations.

Smith has worked as a production runner for the BBC, ITV and indie production companies on a freelance basis since 2016. Since directing and co-producing 'Space Queens', he has devoted his career to documentary filmmaking, particularly around feminist film and short form content with BBC 'The Social'.

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Director Statement

They said this film would never happen, but they also said man would never land on the moon! Ha! Never listen to your lecturers, they don't always know best, and never let someone discourage you because of your gender, race, sexual orientation or economic status. I know if I did, I wouldn't be giving this statement!