Why We Desperately Need to Study More Female Astronauts
Women face a higher risk of UTIs in space. Men are at risk of kidney stones.
What Happens if You Get Your Period in Outer Space?
NASA engineers figured out how to fly to the moon, but had virtually no idea what happens inside women's bodies.
Valentina Tereshkova, Sally Ride, and the Beginnings of Women in Space
While Ride's first flight came 20 years after Tereshkova's, it’s Ride who really broke the barrier for women aspiring to become astronauts.
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The U.S. Was Never Comfortable with Sally Ride
During a press conference preceding her first journey into space, Sally Ride was famously asked, “Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?” She replied levelly, “How come nobody ever asks Rick those questions?”