Saturday, August 20, 2005

Woman's work

Commander Eileen Collins at the controls

The first woman to pilot a craft into space 20 years ago, and the first woman to command a space mission in 1998, Ms Eileen Collins and her crew of 8 astronauts successfully landed Discovery on August 9th 2005. This commentary was found in the editorial pages of the National Post (Toronto, Canada) and addresses the torn thermal blanket Discovery endured on its way up and beyond the stratosphere.
It would appear that no matter how far away one may be from earth's gravity, one can not yet escape the gravity of a woman's job.