Diversity in STEM includes scientists with disabilities [Science]

February 1, 2021

When Kelly Gilkey was in high school, she sent an email to astronaut Pamela Melroy, asking if it might be possible for a person with a hearing loss like Gilkey to become a NASA astronaut.

“Amazingly, she responded and said the sky was the limit,” Gilkey recalled. “If NASA could fly astronauts who needed glasses to see clearly, who was to say what might be possible some day?”

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