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Inside NASA’s Mission To Diversify Its Ranks

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Since the first missions to space, the idea of who is the perfect astronaut has slowly transitioned from a maverick white male to include a much broader swath of the population. Jay Bennett, science editor at National Geographic, joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how NASA is pinning its future on a diverse collection of scientists and future astronauts. His recent article is “How the ‘Right Stuff’ to be an Astronaut has Changed Over the Years.”