NASA’s All-Female Spacewalk Hints at a Stronger, More Gender-Equal Space Program

To recruit the best of the best, the agency has realized it should consider all genders

Popular Science
Oct 25 · 5 min read
Sally Ride relaxes on the space shuttle, free of both Earth’s gravity and irrelevant personal questions from the press. Photo: NASA

By Charlie Wood

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, lamented the attention she got from the press. After enduring sexist questions about whether

Sign in to your Medium account.

Looks like you already have an account with us. Sign in to get personalized story recommendations and to follow authors and publications.

Popular Science

Written by

Popular Science

The world’s largest science and technology magazine

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade