Why Women’s Bodies Are Better Suited for Space Travel

Women’s bodies and minds are uniquely well-suited to the rigors of space flight

Starre Julia Vartan
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Illustration: Tess Smith-Roberts

TThe recent all-women’s space walk on Oct. 18 was hailed as a feminist milestone and precursor to NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, which aims to put the first woman on the moon’s surface by 2024. But at the end of the day, it was just…

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Starre Julia Vartan
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AKA The Curious Human. Science journalist & nature nerd w/serious wanderlust. Former geologist. Still picks up rocks. Words in @NatGeo @SciAm @Slate @CNN, here.