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These 4 Women Are NASA’s Stars

For over half a century, NASA has equipped and trained an amazing roster of astronauts to venture out into space, and to make the unknown a little less daunting for the rest of us.

A look back at the manned Apollo missions to the moon shows just how iconic these ventures have become today, and how much more we need to know about our planet to ensure its well-being.

Years ago, however, the administration was predominantly an all-boys’ club — but after the inclusion of the first-ever female astronauts in 1978, more and more women have fearlessly stepped into the role of space traveler. nasa space science and earth science

Recently, four members of NASA’s newest class of astronauts sat down with Glamour magazine to speak about how they first started their careers, and what traveling to Mars — now the most hotly anticipated aeronautic mission on Earth — would mean to them. nasa space science and earth science

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NASA has overseen decades of space and aeronautics research. nasa space science and earth science

When NASA’s first missions began, however, they were predominantly male — much like an elite, exclusive fraternity. nasa space science and earth science

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In fact, 50 years ago, when NASA was in its early stages of formation, women were nowhere to be found on its projects and missions. nasa space science and earth science

“We have no existing program concerning women astronauts nor do we contemplate any such plan,” the administration wrote to a Miss Kelly, of Storrs, CT, who had wanted to apply. nasa space science and earth science

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But everything changed in January 1978, when NASA selected six women to become its first-ever female astronaut candidates. nasa space science and earth science

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