Male NASA engineers once designed make-up kits for female astronauts. To use in space

Back in the 1978, NASA engineers assumed women astronauts would actually want to bring make-up into space and they (they being a group of predominantly male engineers) designed kits to send on missions. You can imagine the kind of conversation that must’ve happened on that table.

The NASA history office recently tweeted a quote by Sally Ride, a physicist who was the first American woman to go to space in 1983. Sally laughs at the fact that NASA created a make-up kit. While there’s nothing wrong with wearing make-up in space (apart from the logistics of applying it), what’s strange is that the NASA engineers thought their female astronauts would have make-up as priority.

Checkout the tweet:

Twitter was in splits about the whole thing:

Gotta be camera ready in space, right?