The New York Times makes an embarrassing correction to an essay on gender bias in American space exploration that has been widely vilified, even if it is believed to be a "woke" feature that NASA retroactively criticized for their gender bias. One of the key examples was that the SpaceX Dragon Crew capsule was "tested and optimized for male-only occupation," but this was apparently inaccurate.
"An essay on the gender bias in exploring American space has misinformed the sexes of those involved in testing the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule," the Times wrote Tuesday. "The tests included both men and women, not just men."
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The essay, authored by author Mary Robinette Kowal and the headline "To get to the moon, women have to escape the prejudices of the sexes" stated that NASA can learn from their mistakes by sending women to the moon and beyond.
The current online version does not refer to SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, except for the italic correction under the essay.
Tim Young, the political satirist and presenter of "No Things Considered," told Fox News last week that he has never rated NASA and the space program as gender specific. Young did not change his mind and criticized the newspaper for the mistake.
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"The New York Times proves once again that it is too awake to confirm facts. "
" The New York Times proves once again that it has been too much to acknowledge facts, "Young told Fox News on Tuesday. You could get clicks, they literally just made speeches
The original essay also "mistakenly stated that an astronaut had completed a spacewalk" because "Cady Coleman qualified for a spacewalk." but "did not do one."  The media columnist Caleb Howe wrote that "two fairly large corrections have been made."
"It's not a partisan bias to see it that way. This change, which the New York Times obviously sees as minor, has greatly changed the character of the essay, "Howe wrote. "The Times needed to correct an essay on gender bias that misclassified the gender bias."
It was also noted on the Times' rectification page that a separate article inaccurately showed "a view of the earth, not the moon."
"In the Middle In their article on virtues, they even made the unbelievable mistake of misidentifying a picture of the Earth … of the Moon," said Young.