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MAKERS: Women In Space

Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot a spacecraft.

Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot a spacecraft.

Credit: Courtesy of Kurt Williams

Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station.

Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station.

Credit: Courtesy of MAKERS

Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut and director of the Johnson Space Center.

Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut and director of the Johnson Space Center.

Credit: Courtesy of Kurt Williams

Rhea Seddon, doctor and astronaut.

Rhea Seddon, doctor and astronaut.

Credit: Courtesy of MAKERS

Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX.

Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX.

Credit: Courtesy of MAKERS

Marleen Martinez, Spacecraft Test Engineer, B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering.

Marleen Martinez, Spacecraft Test Engineer, B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering.

Credit: Courtesy of Kurt Williams

Judith Resnik posing in front of launch with crew.

Judith Resnik posing in front of launch with crew.

Credit: Courtesy of MAKERS

1978 class women portrait with astronaut suit.

1978 class women portrait with astronaut suit.

Credit: http://www.pbs.org/makers/season-two/women-in-space/

1978 class female astronauts pose in front of model shuttle.

1978 class female astronauts pose in front of model shuttle.

Credit: Courtesy of MAKERS

Protest with "Women Should be Trained as Astronauts" sign, circa 1970s, Mount Holyoke.

Protest with "Women Should be Trained as Astronauts" sign, circa 1970s, Mount Holyoke.

Credit: Courtesy of MAKERS

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magic79 | December 16, 2015 at 1:29 p.m. ― 3 years, 3 months ago

That last photo is not from the 70s. Hats and dress styles are early to mid 60s. The outline on the sign is a Mercury capsule. They would have obviously used the "current" spacecraft on the sign (Apollo) not two generations past. I would guess the photo is 1962 or 1963.

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