Explore how women in the 1960s contributed to NASA and broke barriers along the way.
As NASA reached for the Moon in the late 1960s, women in the U.S. contributed to that effort and broke barriers in many other areas of American life. From the STEM fields to the corporate boardroom and from the university to the streets, women challenged their exclusion from positions of power and fought for the opportunity to contribute to the ground-breaking advancements of the era.
Jamie Bufalino is an instructor in the Departments of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. She has a doctorate in History specializing in the histories of gender, race, and sexuality in the United States with special emphasis on social movements and consumer culture. She has taught extensively and conducted research in the areas of representations of race, gender, and sexuality in U.S. beauty culture, specifically advertising, as well as on the history of feminist movements in the U.S.