NASA faces allegations of sexism after it canceled the very first space walk for women because officials said there was a lack of space suits that would suit women.
Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch should take their place Spacewalk together March 29, but the event was canceled by NASA on Monday "because of the availability of space suits".
According to a press release, the agency apparently only had one suitably sized space suit, one of the astronauts said, McClain
"McClain learned on her first spacewalk that a medium-sized hard-core – essentially the shirt of the Space suit ̵
The unique event was therefore canceled, and McClain was to make her spacewalk "provisionally" on April 8 with Canadian space astronaut David Saint-Jacques, a man.
After announced the news on the social media on Monday a variety of responses were shared online.
Some tried to make seemingly sexist jokes the change of plans. "I do not go out with the same outfit as HER," joked a Twitter user . "Did you forget bags?" added another .
However, as the news traveled, many became increasingly angry with what they said, evidence of sexism.
Moon, we can certainly find a solution to this dilemma. One person tweeted .
The organizers of the women's march were among those seeking answers.
Many believed this was a blatant consequence of gender inequality.  "I think sexism can really transcend the earthly plane" joked one person .
Others tried to defend NASA A suit of smaller size could not be found quickly because space suits did
Hillary Clinton responded to the controversy on Tuesday and simply tweeted: "Make another suit."
NASA's representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment, leaving the space fans, Those who continued to make statements about what they believed on the Internet were clear evidence that NASA had not properly invested in gender integration.  "NASA has sent women absurdly into space since 1983 and is quite indicative of a failure to take gender integration seriously," tweeted about Stephanie Nolen who wrote a whole book about the breaking of women by astronauts wrote.