As Apollo 11 launched from on 16 July 1969, a sea of men watched on from inside NASA's firing room in Florida. Among them was one woman. JoAnn Morgan made her prime-time debut as the first female launch controller during Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins’ historic mission to the moon. But getting there wasn’t easy.
Astronaut Anne McClain is being replaced by male colleague Nick Hague, NASA said.
This International Day for Women And Girls In Science, there is a lot to celebrate. The Department of Education released a report showing how efforts to encourage more girls into STEM subjects in school has led to a 25 percent in girls taking STEM subjects. At a higher level of education, women accounted for 54 percent of UK STEM postgraduates.
"Why do we think a girl has to choose science or lipstick?" 🚀💄
The Bank of England has asked members of the public to nominate scientists they think should be on the new £50 note. Early favourites include physicist Stephen Hawking, the first computer programmer Ada Lovelace and chemist Rosalind Franklin. You can’t, unfortunately, vote for Doctor Who.
Those of us working in these fields must become the role models that we never had. The old adage that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’ might not be true for all of us, but it is true for many
Overlooking the female perspective in innovation can actually cost lives. Until we see diverse female perspectives as necessary, we won’t achieve true equality
The aching old stereotypes still persist in our own society that anything to do with numbers is a male preserve
This is one of those precious 'wow' moments that can spark a lifetime’s interest in science and engineering
With a little help from her mum... 🔬