When the Red Planet hosts its first human visitor that person could be a woman. NASA head, Jim Bridenstine, maintains that this could be the reality. He said that women are at the forefront of the agency’s future plans. In addition, Bridenstine says a woman will probably be the next person on the moon. And you thought Ralph Kramden had the corner on this one.
We are not finished yet. The NASA administrator says that the agency will have its first all female space walk soon. Anne McClain and Christina Koch will walk on air. Both were part of the agency’s 2013 astronaut class, half of which were women.
A little NASA Trivia: It was 1978 when the first six women joined NASA’s astronaut corps. Today females comprise 34 percent of NASA astronauts.
Among the most famous of female astronauts: Sally Ride-the first American woman in space, Ellen Ochoa-former astronaut and the 11th Director of the Johnson Space Center, Mae Jemison-the first African American woman to travel in space, Judith Resnik-who died when the Challenger was destroyed, Eileen Collins-the first female commander of a space shuttle, Kalpana Chawla-the first Indian American astronaut in space, Peggy Whitson-former Chief Astronaut, Roberta Bondar-Canada’s first female astronaut, Lisa Marie Mowak-a mission specialist in robotics, Anousheh Ansari-the first Muslim woman in space.
Sex in Space:
According to a report in the Express Tribune, NASA’s mission to Mars could be all-female. British astronaut, Helen Sharman claims (not independently confirmed) that NASA is concerned that a mixed crew could get frisky during a one and a half year journey to the red planet- and that woman would work better as a team, and are less likely than men to express disagreements concerning leadership roles.
Source: Gary R’nel
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