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  • Kristine Davis, a spacesuit engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, wearing a ground prototype of NASA’s new Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU), pictured here waving and smiling during a demonstration of the suit, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

    The future of space is female

    NASA is sending a woman to the moon and putting women among its highest ranks, part of a concerted push toward inclusivity in an industry long dominated by men. 

    Chabeli Carrazana