How This 37-Year-Old Aerospace Engineer Is Designing a Spacesuit for Women

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Although women ages 25 and older now represent a majority of the college-educated workforce in the U.S., they still trail men in many of the STEM fields, particularly in engineering and computing jobs. Sabrina Thompson is hoping to change that. The 37-year-old aerospace engineer is also the CEO and founder of Girl in Space Club. The direct-to-consumer fashion brand also has a mentorship arm aimed at getting more girls interested in STEM education through fashion. One of the group’s largest projects is designing a women’s in-vehicle spacesuit to be worn by astronauts during takeoff and re-entry. The project is still in its infancy.

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