Amy Shira Teitel: Why is Space Such a Boys' Club?
"Space skews predominantly male, especially Apollo-era space history because that was the era when little boys growing up were being told, 'You can be an astronaut, too'!"
SOURCE: NY Times
Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened.
For a brief moment, the civil rights movement and the space race came together.
SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
The day when three NASA astronauts staged a strike in space
by Michael Hiltzik
"We would never work 16 hours a day for 84 straight days on the ground, and we should not be expected to do it here in space." - Skylab 4 Commander Jerry Carr to NASA, just before the crew went on strike
SOURCE: Associated Press
Scott Carpenter, pioneering astronaut and 2nd American in orbit, dies at age 88
Carpenter's death leaves John Glenn as the only member of the Mercury Seven still living.
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