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Why have fewer women been involved in space exploration?

Why have fewer women been involved in space exploration?

by Vince on Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 in Expert Opinions, People, Rebecca Spyke Keiser, STEM

Mars One will be assembling and training teams for its settlement. We have much work to do before the teams are ready, and getting a good match of skills and personalities is part of that work. We've had many women applicants and will be forming teams of two men and two women. Rebecca Spyke Keiser, PhD is Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator for Innovation and Public-Private Partnership. She helps implement a wide range of initiatives in support of NASA's goals. (Learn more about Keiser at www.american.edu/spa/faculty/rkeiser.cfm) One of her initiatives at NASA has been to lead the agency's efforts to involve more girls and women in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. Mars One Exchange recently asked Keiser, Why have women historically been less involved in space exploration? 

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