Continuing YY Clark’s Legacy
As attention turns to the many women in the running for the moon landing, it is important to remember how innovations by women in the past, during an era where they were clearly not given proper credit, have helped pave the way for Artemis.
YY Clark grew up during a time where her high school denied her the opportunity to take a mechanical drawing class because of her gender, and she often had to be a trailblazer everywhere she went. Yet her work at NASA is still paying dividends today.
So as the world is just a few years away from another moon landing, with a woman finally being given the opportunity to set foot on the lunar surface, everyone should remember that this is not the first major accomplishment by a woman in the space exploration program. Women have been key contributors for decades, and are only just now approaching an equal share of the glory.