Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fact of the Day: Women in Space

In 1961 a young girl wrote to NASA asking what it would take for her to be an astronaut. NASA responded saying that women were not being considered for the program. It took 22 years (1983) after that until the first female astronaut went into space. The little girl who wrote the letter was Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

10 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Good for her.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that. Good NASA finally got their arse in gear though

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A formative experience for HRC and her feminism, I'm sure.

Emmylou said...

No matter what people say about Hillary, her resume is really quite astounding. Despite all the controversies, I'll always be a fan because of all the "glass ceiling" she broke.

stephen Hayes said...

This one I didn't know about.

Jen said...

Oh wow! I had always thought this was a rumor, so cool to know it's true.

Christine said...

Aww love this one

Anna-Alina said...

Had no idea about it!!!

Martha said...

Very cool!

Fundy Blue said...

Wow! I didn't know this. Hillary was my second most favorite first lady.