As NASA astronaut Christina Koch sets a new female space record, we take a look at the ‘space’ women hold in the industry.

The story…
Female astronauts

Learn language related to… space

Need-to-know language…
capsule – part of a spacecraft that people travel in
gravity – force that causes two objects to move towards each other
cosmonaut – Russian name for an astronaut; someone who travels into space
mission – an important job a person or group of people go somewhere to complete
spacewalk – occasion when astronauts move around outside their spacecraft

Answer this…
Approximately, what percentage of people who’ve been into space have been women?
[You’ll find the answer at the end of the programme]

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