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The Women Of Mission Control


During the Apollo Era, mission control was almost completely exclusive to men. Poppy Northcutt – mission control’s first female engineer – recalls open sexism upon her arrival in the 1960s. Decades later, she returns to Johnson Space Center for another first: She meets a female leader in mission control. See videos and behind the scenes images at HoustonPublicMedia.org/Moon.


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