Patt Morrison for March 16, 2012

Women's History Month: Leaders in Space Exploration

NASA Glenn Research Center/NASA

An astronaut floats in outer space.

Space: the final frontier where few men and even fewer women have journeyed. Is the problem interest or accessibility that is keeping more women from pursuing a career in science? At Caltech, which once accepted no women, forty-four percent of the freshmen class are women. While at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory 30 percent of technical staff are women and there are five women on the executive council. Join Patt as she moderates a panel highlighting the importance and the contributions women have made towards space exploration. Panelists include Margaret Kivelson, Maria Zuber, Amy Mainzer, Carol Raymond and Fiona Harrison.

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