Vintage Barbie doll in a silver spacesuit is standing in front of a pink and blue galaxy background. The doll has short curly hair and an arm is outstretched as if to point to something
1965 Miss Astronaut Barbie — https://airandspace.si.edu, edited by author

When Barbie Beat NASA

“Miss Astronaut Barbie” was space trekking before Neil and Buzz

Giulia Montanari
Published in
3 min readAug 1, 2023

--

The most famous plastic blonde of all time, Barbie has been a pop culture icon for over six decades. It has been idolized, mocked, emulated, rebranded as a feminist icon, criticized as unrealistic and stereotyped, and everything in between.

--

--

Giulia Montanari
Exploring History

Thirty-something public servant in Italy. Can’t parallel park to save my life. Join Medium with my referral link: https://medium.com/@tanarx/membership