April 6, 2010

Record Women in Space Shuttle

A world record is now bieng set in space, as four women (shoutout to Nina Simone) are in space at the same time!

The four female astronauts are on the Space Shuttle Discovery, and just launched into space this previous morning.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to be part of any crew," said one of the femake astronauts "I hope it says that women have come a long way and have worked really hard to be able to do any of the jobs related to spaceflight."

"My daughter doesn't know that there's a big deal or not a big deal. To her, flying is cool, running around is being cool, and just running around and growing up as a kid is cool," Metcalf-Lindenburger said. "And there's not a lot of distinction, and that's how I want it to be."

Record Women in Space Shuttle

Four intrepid women with the right stuff have sailed into the world record books as the most female astronauts ever to fly in space at the same time. Discovery launched into space at 6:21 a.m. EDT (1021 GMT) in a pre-dawn launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center here carrying seven astronauts and vital supplies toward the International Space Station. Three of seven astronauts on Discovery are women. They include former high school teacher Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger, robotic arm expert Stephanie Wilson and Naoko Yamazaki, the second Japanese woman ever to reach space....

Record Women in Space Shuttle

Posted at April 6, 2010 3:18 AM