Women Advance in Space – and in an Open Space

You’ve no doubt seen the recent news about the first all-female spacewalk. Astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir spent seven hours and 17 minutes outside of the International Space Station tasked with replacing a power controller.

This event was remarkable considering that “women were not admitted into the astronaut program until 1978, and an American woman did not fly into space until Sally Ride did so in 1983”. In the following year astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. Some see this new milestone as helping to establish a path for the first women to visit the moon and then to travel to Mars.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, another acknowledgement of women’s contribution is on its way in Central Park – a monument commemorating Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth.

Strategically located in the heart of Central Park the monument will be nearby museums and tourist attractions and available to an estimated 42 million annual visitors to the Park.

Click here to learn more about Monumental Women and to participate in bringing this important monument to NYC.

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