One giant leap for womankind

The man who helped women to “boldy go” in space has died.
Tom Shanahan, 69, from Chicago, invented a special toilet seat for female astronauts.
Previously he worked on missions including the ill-fated Apollo 13 and his name is engraved on a plaque on the moon.

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Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
Paul Sutherland

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Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.

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