In Diversity Push, NASA Makes its First Open Call for Flight Directors

NASA’s been pretty woke these days, combating sexism and ageism, but at 80 percent white and 62 percent male, it’s still quite homogenous. But change is on the horizon: on Wednesday, the space agency released an open call for applications to become Flight Directors at mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Holly Ridings, acting chief of NASA’s Flight Director Office, tells Inverse this unprecedented move will help increase diversity in more than one sense of the word.

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