1600-1920 | The Women’s Outer Space History Timeline

Though often constrained by society and education, roles for women nonetheless grew dramatically during this time through apprenticeships, partnerships, and self study. Emboldened by each new success, artists, photographers, translators, educators, early pilots, and more all helped to prove that women were capable of excellence in the field(s), and even – as Maria Mitchell would suggest – uniquely qualified to do so!

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Includes: Maria Cunitz, Maria Kirch, Wang Zhenyi, Caroline Herschel, Mary Somerville, Maria Mitchell, Mina Fleming, Annie Cannon, Raymonde de la Rouche, and many more.