Makers - Season 2, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Women in Space


Episode Info

The history of women in the U.S. space program, from the "Mercury 13" program to Sally Ride to Eileen Collins, the first female pilot of the space shuttle. Included: remarks from Collins; Ride's classmates Shannon Lucid, Rhea Seddon and Kathryn Sullivan; Mae Jemison; and Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station. Also: a look at the next generation of female engineers, mathematicians and astronauts.

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