Thursday, October 16, 2014

Women in Space


Click the arrow to watch the documentary. Video source: PBS Video.

On October 14, the PBS series Makers: Women Who Make America aired an episode titled, “Women in Space.”

It's an excellent history of how women were denied access to the U.S. space program until the liberation movement of the 1970s. Even after the first female astronauts were hired, they were still treated as an oddity by the media for many years.

I was impressed by the close of the documentary, which clearly states we're in a transition to a new era of human spaceflight. It features SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell and Lockheed Martin engineer Marleen Martinez, who's working on Orion.

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