Have females conquered the final frontier?? #womeninvent @siliconrepublic
When I considered the fairly recent history that included the pushing of boundaries and making space exploration and discovery a reality it is something which has really been characterised by men. The Apollo era that began in the 60’s was a massively significant period of time in human history, which was born out of the bullish declaration in 1962 by President Kennedy that his country would put a man on the moon by the end of that decade – bullish as this declaration came only a year after Alan Shepard became the first American in space! But yet every astronaut, and indeed every flight director on the ground that took part in the program that followed were men. Young females around the world must have grown up thinking that space was travel was something open only to males. But there have been some key moments for women along the way….