“You basically have to get into college first before you get that support,” said Divya Persaud from the University of Rochester. “A lot of girls don’t make it to college, especially minority women.”
Dr. Jan Millsapps, who co-heads the Madame Mars project and who interviewed me this summer at the SETI Institute has written an blog post on HuffPo called Only One Way to Mars?. She poses the question of whether the path to becoming an astronaut has really changed or if it is still limited to those with rare resources. Check it out!