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lajikal

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"Like in 8th grade, when I wrote to NASA to say that I dreamt of becoming an astronaut," she continues, "and someone there wrote back: Sorry, little girl, we don't accept women into the space program."

Clinton wrote the letter sometime around 1960. It wasn't until 1978 that the first female astronaut candidates were admitted into the program.

A NASA representative told CNBC Make It that the letter was "a reflection of the early 1960's culture when astronauts were required to be military test pilots. We believe NASA today embraces the race and gender diversity that reflects America and its values."

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I'm pretty sure that's how Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became astronauts- they wrote letters to NASA when they were in 3rd grade, and NASA wrote back, "You're boys, of course you can be astronauts. Report to astronaut training immediately."

Anybody who believes the drunken ramblings of that deranged old bat is a fucking dupe.
 

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That's how I became a Navy diver. I sent a letter when I was in Kindergarten.

Dear The Navy,

I have a penis, and I want to be a Navy diver guy, and do diver stuff.

Li'l Creasy

Two days later, I got a box in the mail, and it had one of those olde timey brass diver helmets in it, and a letter of acceptance and congratulations from the Department of the Navy.

True story.
 
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We believe NASA today embraces the race and gender diversity that reflects America and its values."
Because I would totally choose a feminist dance therapy graduate over an astrophysicist for astronaut duty. Cuz DIVERSITY!
 
Wasn't there a movie about all of the smart women that worked for NASA in the 1960's. Doesn't that blow whale sized holes in her story alone?
 

SKEPTIC

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"Like in 8th grade, when I wrote to NASA to say that I dreamt of becoming an astronaut," she continues, "and someone there wrote back: Sorry, little girl, we don't accept women into the space program."

Clinton wrote the letter sometime around 1960. It wasn't until 1978 that the first female astronaut candidates were admitted into the program.

A NASA representative told CNBC Make It that the letter was "a reflection of the early 1960's culture when astronauts were required to be military test pilots. We believe NASA today embraces the race and gender diversity that reflects America and its values."

cnbc.com
If journalists did their job, that should read "Clinton claims to have written the letter sometime around 1960."
Clinton has no proof the letter ever existed, and NASA has no records on it. http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2310/1
If she's the making the claim, the burden of proof is on her to produce the evidence.

It's a story that supports her feminist narrative of female oppression by The Patriarchy.™
 

SKEPTIC

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
Wasn't there a movie about all of the smart women that worked for NASA in the 1960's. Doesn't that blow whale sized holes in her story alone?
This one?



about black female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Figures

I haven't seen the film, but if you read the plot on wiki, you'll see it's consistent with HRC's oppression-by-The Patriarchy™ narrative.
 
This one?





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Figures

I haven't seen the film, but if you read the plot on wiki, you'll see it's consistent with HRC's oppression-by-The Patriarchy™ narrative.
Yup....it's a good watch and I don't care too much for pandering and woke Hollywood silliness. Despite the narrative, those ladies earned everything they worked for.
 

lajikal

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If journalists did their job, that should read "Clinton claims to have written the letter sometime around 1960."
Clinton has no proof the letter ever existed, and NASA has no records on it. http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2310/1
If she's the making the claim, the burden of proof is on her to produce the evidence.

It's a story that supports her feminist narrative of female oppression by The Patriarchy.™
From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum..



In 1962, a young Linda Halpern wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy, asking what she would need to do to become an astronaut. NASA responded, “we have no present plans to employ women on space flights."

https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-gallery/13027hjpg
 

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SKEPTIC

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

SKEPTIC

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So that's where Hillary stole the gimmick from.
The earliest mention I find of Hillary's story is 2009. http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2310/1
Does anybody have proof of an earlier mention? @lajikal , perhaps?

More on Halpern:

When groundbreaking astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983, she received plenty of congratulations. But one of the most meaningful nods to her accomplishment was not from a NASA official or a head of state; it was from an attorney named Linda Halpern. When she heard that Ride had made it into space, she wrote to her to thank her for fulfilling her childhood dream of space flight.

Halpern could have faded into the jumble of congratulatory letters or cards had she not enclosed another letter in her correspondence to Ride: a response she herself had been given when, as an elementary schooler in 1962, she wrote to ask how she could go to space. The response was terse, typewritten. “Your willingness to serve your country as a volunteer is commendable,” responded a NASA official. “However, we have no present plans to employ women on space flights because of the degree of scientific and flight training, and the physical characteristics, which are required.”
https://www.history.com/news/sally-ride-first-astronaut-sexism

Halpern gave her letter to Ride in 1983. HRC's story first appears in 2009.

Weird how Halpern kept her letter and HRC didn't, innit?
 

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From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum..



In 1962, a young Linda Halpern wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy, asking what she would need to do to become an astronaut. NASA responded, “we have no present plans to employ women on space flights."

https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-gallery/13027hjpg
I love how “no present plans” obviously means “patriarchy!” Not one of these nitwits can grasp the very concept that in 1962 there were less than 10 “astronauts” and those men were the absolute best of the best the country had to offer both physically and mentally, even now days with affirmative action mental gymnastics the pool is tiny
 
That's how I became a Navy diver. I sent a letter when I was in Kindergarten.

Dear The Navy,

I have a penis, and I want to be a Navy diver guy, and do diver stuff.

Li'l Creasy

Two days later, I got a box in the mail, and it had one of those olde timey brass diver helmets in it, and a letter of acceptance and congratulations from the Department of the Navy.

True story.
I thought you wanted to be a:

 
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