Monday, March 29, 2010

Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes

This week wraps up Women's History Month. I'll be featuring stories about women who have defied boundaries.

I'll start with this radio story I heard last evening, Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes. When you get to the site, click the play button to listen.

Eileen Collins, the first female pilot and commander of a Space Shuttle, narrates. Other women astronauts, including several of the first, talk about challenges they faced as they made their way into the very-male NASA. I think it's an interesting story, and recommend it as one that any young woman should hear.

*Images from program website.

1 comment:

Teafan said...

Isn't it so cool that our girls now have good role models in scientists and doctors and world leaders?