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Ryan, Kathy L.; Loeppky, Jack A.; Kilgore, Donald E., Jr. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
In 1959, Brigadier General Donald Flickinger and Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace II suggested that it would be more practical from an engineering standpoint to send women rather than men into space due to their lower body weights and oxygen requirements. When the Air Force decided not to pursue this project, Dr. Lovelace assumed leadership of the Woman…
Descriptors: United States History, Space Exploration, Females, Gender Differences