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Inspirational Google Doodles Remember Sally Ride, The First American Woman In Space

Today’s Google doodles celebrate what would’ve been the 64th birthday of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Throughout her career at NASA Sally  informed major space policy decisions by being a presidential panel member of the 2009 Review of United States Human Spaceflight Plans Committee. This was an independent review of US Human Spaceflight …

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I Can Be An Astronaut Too

“I can be an astronaut too” by Priyanka Chatterjee “Careers in the sciences, such as space exploration and astrophysics, are male-dominated. There have been many scientific advances made by women in the past – however, young girls may not realize that they can want to be astronauts too. I wanted to inspire girls everywhere to pursue …

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New NBC Show Highlights Sole Woman In NASA’s 1960s Mission Control

Name a sole female lead from a space TV show or movie. Sandra Bullock playing Dr.Ryan Stone in Gravity? Sigourney Weaver playing Lt.Ellen Ripley in Alien? Any others? With less than 30% of speaking film roles given to women in Hollywood, it’s no surprise that lead sci-fi characters are predominantly male. Sandra Bullock even admitted that “It …

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The Real Rocket Women:All-Female Astronaut Panel Represents International Cooperation

“I bet the first thing you noticed about this panel was that they were all astronauts..and that they’re all women” – Janet Petro, Deputy Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center Janet Petro, Deputy Director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, opened the panel as moderator. She is an esteemed individual of her own with a career in the United …

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