Ø70, acrylic on canvas
This painting shows a fictional all-women crew of the Soyuz spacecraft: Anna Kikina from the cosmonaut team, Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA) and Anastasia Stepanova (SIRIUS-2019). The painting carries a feminist message for gender equality for all in space.
Currently, there is only 1 woman in the Russian cosmonaut team. Out of the 122 cosmonauts that have flown in total, only 4 have been USSR/Russian women. Around the world, obstacles, stereotypes, and unequal access to education have historically limited womens’ full participation in the sciences, engineering, and space exploration. If the future of space is to benefit all, it must be inclusive of all.
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