Episode 12: Gender in the American Space Program
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.
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Gender & Technology: A Reader edited by Nina Lerman, Ruth Oldenziel, and Arwen P. Mohun
Mercury 13 - Trailer
Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America’s First Women in Space Program by Margaret Weitekamp
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Transcript coming soon.