Skip to Content

Women Paving the Way to Mars

0 Favorites 0 Copies
Earth and Space Sciences +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Intermediate (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (12 to 15 years old)

"One small step for man." "Boldly go where no man has gone before." These iconic gender-specific phrases don't tell the entire story. Women have been and continue to be an important part of the aerospace industry, from the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, to human computer Katherine Johnson who helped send humans to the Moon, to Christina Koch, one of NASA's newest astronauts. In this episode of STEM in 30, we will explore the women who are helping pave the way to Mars. We will be joined by "Astronaut Abby," a 20-year-old college student who has set her sights on becoming an astronaut and the first person to step on the planet Mars. She's also the founder of the Mars Generation, a nonprofit dedicated to exciting young people about STEM education and space.

April 12, 2017