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Community Cinema: 'MAKERS: Women in Space'

The Crawford Family Forum, 474 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena
Photo Courtesy of MAKERS

"MAKERS," a six-part PBS documentary series by Executive Producers Dyllan McGee & Peter Kunhardt, profiles the impact women have had over the past 50 years. On Tuesday, September 23, KPCC and Community Cinema watched the installment, "Women in Space," which traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program, and features the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts — the new group of pioneers who continue to make small but significant steps forward. Following the film, Joanne Griffith  interviewed Rev. Dr. Bear Ride on the life and legacy of her sister, the late Dr. Sally Ride — the first U.S. woman in space.  

Screening partner, Iridescent, left the audience inspired to pursue scientific curiosity by concluding the evening with a group experiment.

More videos to watch:

Watch the "MAKERS" trailer.
Mae Jemison gives a TED talk on teaching arts and sciences together.
Sally Ride answers audience questions at the White House.  
Peggy Whitson talks with NASA about her time in space.

This event was held as part of the 2014 AxS Festival, a two-week city-wide festival that explores the nexus of science and the arts.