International Women’s Day: Women astronauts continue to make progress

Nicole Mann, the first Native American woman in space, recently reflected on her long road to orbit.

Mann, a member of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian tribes in northern California, told the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs last month about the obstacles she faced before reaching orbit on SpaceXof the Crew-5 mission. It’s a common conversation that women, non-binaries, and others in space are still having as the United Nations marks International Women’s Day today (March 8).

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