It’s always hard to design products that you are never going to use yourself. One of the most interesting design challenges in history was the equipment for the first astronauts. And once the women went up in space, the problem for the (mostly) male engineers only got worse. Take the example of the makeup kit.
Sally Ride: "The engineers at NASA, in their infinite wisdom, decided that women astronauts would want makeup – so they designed a makeup kit… You can just imagine the discussions amongst the predominantly male engineers about what should go in a makeup kit." #RideOn #Classof78 pic.twitter.com/dNZ51cWELH
— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) January 16, 2018