Declassified bag for astronauts
In the history Department of the National Directorate of the USA on Aeronautics and space research (NASA) showed the makeup, which was developed in 1980. Photo handbags posted on Twitter, it drew the attention of Yahoo!.
The signature is accompanied by a quote from the first American woman astronaut Sally Ride. “Infinitely wise, NASA engineers decided that women will want to do yourself a makeover in the space, so I designed a purse… You can just imagine how these men discuss what they should put in the set”, she said.
Sally Ride: “The engineers at NASA, in their infinite wisdom, decided that women astronauts would want makeup – so they designed a makeup kit… You can just imagine the discussions amongst the predominantly male engineers about what should go in a makeup kit.” #RideOn #Classof78 pic.twitter.com/dNZ51cWELH
— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) 16 Jan 2018
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The network has laughed at the invention of the last century. “How much you can take with you into space, and they chose a purse?” asked the user TheVioletByrne. Others simply expressed their surprise.
“My father was there when she [Sally Ride] returned to the Earth. As I recall, there was no makeup, and she hated when the press asked her about it,” — said the user chicspace.
According to the publication, Ryde frequently asked sexist questions about her flight. “They didn’t care how well I prepared. They were interested in how many tampons I needed the space,” she said.
The first woman in space was Valentina Tereshkova from the Soviet Union. On orbit, she went in 1963. And only 20 years later, in 1983, visited the first woman astronaut from the United States Sally Ride.