Are women better than men? This question will become central to the selection of the crews of the Moon, Mars, and beyond as we colonize space.

In the struggle for gender equality, women have already proven that they can do anything – including invading space, showing that even the sky is the limit to their success.

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“The first all-female spacewalk was carried out on the International Space Station in October of 2019, and many other accomplishments have already been accomplished by female astronauts. But there has yet to be a first woman on the surface of the moon (or on Mars).” Katarina Buchholz writes for Statista.

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