In the process of putting our Moonbrella work together we’ve got to know these women’s stories quite well. Here are the Wikipedia pages of the women we have moonbrella-cised, dig deeper and there’s plenty more!
- Annie Jump Cannon, the Harvard Computers, and the production of the Henry Draper Catalogue of 225300 stars
- Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, the first civilian in space, and one-way mission to Mars volunteer (at age 76)
- Ancient Greek genius Hypatia, either a most Impudent School-Mistress of Alexandria or a most beautiful, most virtuous, most learned, and every way accomplish’d Lady (depending on who you ask)
- Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in space aboard STS-51-L (the tenth mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger) but it was not to be…
- The comet collective that is Caroline Herschel, Maria Mitchell and Nicole-Reine Lepaute
- Renowned aviatrix Amelia Earhart, apparently fearless, liked a smoke
- Marie Skłodowska you will have heard of, Lise Meitner you may not, but both astonishingly important in the history of science