Space agency blames shortage of outerwear after first-of-its-kind mission falls through! Alas.
As if woman discrimination was not enough on the face of earth, it has gone beyond and above the space region as well. NASA is facing accusations of sexism after it canceled the all-female spacewalk due to what officials said was a lack of spacesuits that could be made ready that would fit the women.
Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were scheduled to take their spacewalk together March 29, but the event was canceled by NASA on Monday “due in part to spacesuit availability.”
“McClain learned during her first spacewalk that a medium-size hard upper torso – essentially the shirt of the spacesuit – fits her best,” according to a statement from NASA. Koch will work with astronaut Nick Hague to install lithium-ion batteries for one pair of the station’s solar arrays. In the past, missions have been all-male or male-female.
It’s a bizarre situation that doesnt sounds funny in the least instead bespeak stupidity in high volumes. These international mighty organizations that preach of equal rights and liberalism don’t echo their beliefs and a lot of mixed opinions were aired following this incident. Some expressed anger arguing that all-female spacewalk was overdue. Others said they were sad that a milestone moment on women’s space exploration had been deferred, but safety came first.
Even when some of the world’s brightest minds work to overcome sexism, their inability to make basic allowances for gender differences get in the way. Hilary Clinton took to twitter and expressed her stance out loud by “Make another suit.”