One Small Step for a Woman, One Giant Leap for Mankind

One Small Step for a Woman, One Giant Leap for Mankind

In the grainy black and white footage of a 1961 television interview, a tall, sophisticated pilot stands beside one of her colleagues as an off-screen male interviewer asks her whether a woman astronaut could have a family. Janey Hart responds that she has been able to log 2,000 hours of flying time as a pilot while raising eight children. “I don’t think the family life has been sacrificed one bit,” she says authoritatively. The mask drops a little when the interviewer asks about the possibility of a woman astronaut reaching the space program’s ultimate prize, the moon: “With eight children, you’d want to go to the moon, too.”  

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