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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
According to author Mary Roach, what was one of the main reasons women were not considered for space flight by NASA until the Space Shuttle program?
Choose the correct answer:Women's bones were believed to be highly susceptible to osteoporosis after exposure to zero gravity In zero gravity, surface tension takes over and causes urine to adhere to women's labia and pubic hair Several U.S. presidents and a NASA director were found to be discriminatory It was thought women would be an irresistible distraction to male astronauts It was thought copulation in space would be unavoidable and would likely cause severe birth defects in children so conceived A female astronaut candidate in the late 1950s complained about NASA's ban on use of cosmetics in space
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