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Spacewoman power: 4 women in orbit at same time

female astronautsI heard about this on NPR coming into work today and I found this article on Yahoo! News that I wanted to share.

For the first time in human history, there are four female astronauts in space. Here's a bit from Yahoo!:

Space is about to have a female population explosion.

One woman already is circling Earth in a Russian capsule, bound for the International Space Station. Early Monday morning, NASA will attempt to launch three more women to the orbiting outpost — along with four men — aboard shuttle Discovery.

It will be the most women in space at the same time.

Men still will outnumber the women by more than 2-to-1 aboard the shuttle and station, but that won't take away from the remarkable achievement, coming 27 years after America's first female astronaut, Sally Ride, rocketed into space.

The world is changing and that's a pretty darn cool thing.

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Friday, March 24, 2017