minorities in STEM.
A science topic always popular with both students and the public is outer space, and most everyone has dreamed of being an astronaut at some point in their lives. So Science NetLinks is taking the opportunity of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month to highlight the careers of Asian American astronauts. So far there have been ten astronauts of Asian American descent who have spent time in space, representing heritages of a diversity of Asian cultures. This is also an opportunity to remember the tragedies of the Challenger and Columbia missions in 1986 and 2003, respectively, in which Japanese American astronaut Ellison Onizuka and Indian American astronaut Kalpana Chawla lost their lives.
Take a look at the poster below to learn more about these ten Asian American astronauts, and download the full-resolution PDF here.
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