Center Aisle Cinema: "Women in Space"

Wednesday, June 12 › 6:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

"Women in Space" traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some women passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that a woman piloted a spacecraft. The film includes interviews with a number of first women in space as well as the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts. This film by Dyllan McGee and Rachel Dretzin was part of the PBS series "Makers: Women Who Make America." Guest speaker Linda Godwin, MU physics professor and former astronaut, will lead discussion after the film. (2014, not rated, 55 min.)

Registration: Not required.