This is why women may be better suited for life on Mars
A new mini series by National Geographic that hits the small screen in November actually explores a “fictional Mars settlement” under command of a female engineer and mission pilot, which TBH, is really, really cool!
However, there’s an actual science behind the whole concept of the mini-series. Award-winning journalist and author of How We’ll Live on Mars Stephen Petranek explained:
That’s not all — NASA scientist Geoffrey Landis wrote in a blog post:
Of course, there are other factors that determine who exactly is the right candidate to go on a mission to Mars because, well, not just anyone can go to space. Although, we think it’s important to note that 4 out of the 9 active astronauts are women, so who knows? Maybe there will be an all-female team on a mission to Mars in the near future!