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Participation of women in spacecraft science teams

Nature Astronomy volume 1, Article number: 0148 (2017) | Download Citation

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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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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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