Feminists Irked They Don't Get To Do All Female Fake Spacewalk (Conspiracy / Strange)

by Open Your Mind, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 06:39 (112 days ago)
edited by Open Your Mind, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 06:40

March is Women's History Month, so it would have been a great moment for the first all-women spacewalk, with astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch. That was NASA's plan this week, until it realized it had a problem: two women astronauts, but only one space suit available in their size. So instead of McClain, a man -- Nick Hague -- will join Koch for the spacewalk, wearing the large suit that is flight-ready.

To some, the change of personnel seems like a small thing, and NASA does say that the women's spacewalk milestone will happen eventually.

But it's another disappointing reminder of how gender bias shapes our world. :-roll


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