Monday, May 15, 2006

That Was Hazy Cosmic Jive

Excerpt from "Space Flight," 1957

"Most boys dream about going into space. The idea of being a spaceman attracts young people, just as many have wanted to become airplane pilots.
Girls will also want to go out into the Space Service. They will probably do at least as well as men.
For long and difficult trips, women may be preferred, since it has been proved that they are able to stand monotony better than men.

Some girls may become pilots.

The word 'spacemen' must be used to mean either boys or girls, with no difference in the type of job they do. In either case, very few will actually get to be rocket crewmen for a long time to come."

by Lester Del Ray, aka this guy here....

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