THE STORY OF WOMEN IN SPACE
In June 1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space. Since that historic event in excess of over 50 women from several nations have orbited the Earth. Their journey from the ground to space has been a long and difficult one. It is a story that has links to the fields of science, medicine, astronomy, engineering and aeronautics as well as in space exploration. This lecture looks back over several centuries to the challenges and hurdles facing women of science and the achievements in astronomy, aviation and the exploration of space. Based upon the joint 2005 book with Ian Moule entitled
Women in space: Following Valentina.
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on the Human Exploration of Space
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