Episode 12: Gender in the American Space Program

Episode 12: Gender in the American Space Program

01:19:21

Hosts: Anna Reser, Leila McNeill, and Rebecca Ortenberg

Guest: Dr. Jordan Bimm

Producer: Leila McNeill

Music: Careful! and Cassie Lace by Zombie Dandies


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In this episode, the hosts discuss the masculine design, construction, and use of technology in the American Space Program. Then the hosts have an extended discussion with space historian Dr. Jordan Bimm about the gendering of primates in the Space Program, the Lovelace Women in Space Program (aka Mercury 13), and space medicine.

Show Notes

Why Masculine Technologies Matter by Ruth Oldenziel

Gender & Technology: A Reader edited by Nina Lerman, Ruth Oldenziel, and Arwen P. Mohun

Dr. Jordan Bimm

Mercury 13 - Trailer

Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America’s First Women in Space Program by Margaret Weitekamp

Brazil’s Museum Fire Proves Cultural Memory Needs Digital Backup by Emily Dreyfuss

Further Reading

Boys and Their Toys: The Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild, 1930-1968, and the Making of a Male Technical Domain by Ruth Oldenziel


Transcript coming soon.

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