The failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is not pleased that NASA canceled the historic all-female spacewalk for lack of mid-size space suits and proposed a completely nonsensical solution to the problem.
"Make another suit" She said on Twitter earlier this week.
Apart from that, this would not be possible because the astronauts originally intended for spacewalk now hover above the Earth on the International Space Station. It's not that NASA can send a whole shuttle specifically for a medium-sized spacesuit. Not only that, the cancellation was because the astronaut Anne McClain discovered on her first spacewalk that she could not maneuver properly in the hull of the large spacesuit. As the NPR reported at the time, the crew on board the ISS could not prepare an adequate suit in time.
"During her work, she discovered that her suit was too big to comfortably maneuver, that she needed a mid-sized, hard torso ̵
NASA therefore did not call the mission to delay the mission, which could endanger the functionality of the ISS, and proceeded as planned with a male astronaut. NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz told the New York Times just as much about the alleged controversy. "If you have the opportunity to just change people, the mission becomes more important than a cool milestone," she said.
Schierholz also emphasized that an all-female spacewalk is anything but guaranteed in the near future. NASA's growing diversity. "We get to the point of inevitability," she told the Times.
Despite the very practical reason why NASA had broken off the historic spacewalk, the rebound of feminists and Twitter trolls was apparently strong enough that the organization had this
" We have your tweets on availability seen from space suits for the spacewalk on Friday "NASA said on Tuesday in a tweet. "For clarity, we have more than 1 medium-sized spacesuit torsos on board, but to stay on schedule with @ Space_Station upgrades, it's safer and faster to change the assignments of rovers than to reconfigure spacesuits."
And yet, that did not piss off some feminists who complained that NASA had not made any preparations was a symptom of … (hint: it starts with a P).
"Yes, that's about the same thing men have been saying about women for centuries," one user said. "You have not done your due diligence to make sure this could happen … Women are still in retrospect Next, it is unlikely that women are" the first to go to Mars before Christ … " If a smaller man were, the suits would have been available and in good working order so that the man could do his job without interruption, "said another user.
"OK, but will you fix this in the future?" "Because it feels like you've figured out before the announcement that there's going to be a purely female gang, who dropped the ball?" said another feminist.
Others cited anecdotal evidence to illustrate the guile of this patriarchal effort to deny women mid-size spacesuits on the eve of a historic spacewalk. "My little niece was admitted to Elite University Engineering School," one person said. "For your guidance, they gave out nice t-shirts with a cool logo, just for men L and XL, and that's when it starts:" You're not really one of us, little STEM girl. "19659004] RELATED TO: WATCH: Comedy Sketch:" Trumpy Bear, Meet the Hildebeest "