As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Fox News correspondent Kristin Fisher discussed the role of her own parents in NASA's space program.
Fischer's mother, dr. Anna Lee Fisher, was the first mother to go into space. The journalist reported on "The Story" on Friday.
"She was the fourth American to go to space".
Fisher recalled how her mother and famed astronaut Sally Ride once went to a department store to buy something "baggy khakis and baggy polo shirts".
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"You wanted to be one of the guys," she added. [1
Referring to the criticism of NASA, which had a gender bias, Fisher dismissed the allegations as a cultural issue.
It is important to remember that this was not a NASA problem, but a cultural problem, "she said, no. In the sixties it was different in the United States." At that time, women could not become fighter pilots, they could not become test pilots. "
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NASA chose astronaut candidates from related areas, she added.
" I think so is a little unfair to make it this way now. "
In a New York Times article quoted by moderator Martha MacCallum, Mary Robinette Koval claimed it was important to study" gender prejudice "in the early space program
"If we want to land the first woman on the moon, we should make sure that she has the tools she has developed for her," she wrote.