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INFOGRAPHIC: Where are all the women in space?

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It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in various sectors from engineering to banking, but what about when it comes to space exploration?
  • Since 1961, 550 people have been to space, but less than 11 percent have been women.
  • The UK has sent the highest percentage of women to space, currently 50 percent. That may sound impressive, but excluding dual nationals, only two Brits have ever reached Earth orbit – one man and one woman.
  • The US has sent the highest number of women to space, 46 so far. As a big investor in space exploration this figure comes in at a disappointing 14 percent of the total American astronauts sent to space.
  • Despite sending 11 nationals into space, Germany have sent no women.

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