First all-female spacewalk

Author: Whitney Owens Chief Learning Officer. Shakespeare nerd and book-loving mama. Floury hands and grass-stained knees. Passionate about saving the world, one museum experience at a time. “she whom the moon ruled like us levitating into the night sky…”– Adrienne Rich, “Planetarium”   Last week on October 18, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the first-ever all-female spacewalk. For nearly eight hours, they worked outside the International Space Station to replace a broken power unit. It was Koch’s fourth spacewalk and Meir’s first. This historic event generated a lot of excitement in CMC’s offices. Staff who lead our work with Girl Scouts, as well as those who lead our STEM Girls programs – which connect girls with female mentors to help them stay engaged in STEM studies and careers – cheered on this historic accomplishment for women. Team members supporting our wonderful […]

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The Fight for the Vote

For many years, women in this country were denied even the most basic constitutional rights. They could not speak publically, sign contracts, gain a formal education, successfully own property separate from husbands or fathers or retain custody of their own children.

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