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Participation of women in spacecraft science teams

There is an ongoing discussion about the participation of women in science and particularly astronomy. Demographic data from NASA's robotic planetary spacecraft missions show women scientists to be consistently under-represented.

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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank J. Vertesi for her assistance with the social science literature and editing this manuscript. Furthermore, the data presented here were compiled by a long list of volunteers, most of whom are listed as authors on refs 5 and 6.

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  1. Julie Rathbun is at the Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona 85719, USA, and the University of Redlands, Redlands, California 92373, USA.

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