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Queens Life - Around Queens: Picturing Women in Space

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July marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and to help celebrate, NYSCI is presenting an exhibition: Imaging Women in the Space Age, curated by Dr. Julie Wosk, Professor Emerita at SUNY Maritime College and author of Women and the Machine. The exhibit runs from July 13, 2019 – March 29, 2020. The exhibition showcases the achievements of America’s pioneering female astronauts and highlights the fascination with space women in movies, television, advertising, fashion design, and today’s toys. From the earliest moon goddesses to today’s galactic fashions, visions of females in space have sparked the creative imagination. Features women pioneers Ellen S. Baker (daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman), Mae Jemison, Ellen Ochoa, Jerrie Cobb, Katherine Johnson (featured in the film Hidden Figures) and Dava Newman.