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Outcry Over “Lack Of Diversity” Plagues NASA After InSight Spacecraft Successfully Lands On Mars

Cheers erupted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California as NASA’s latest craft, the InSight Lander, successfully touched down on the red planet. InSight’s journey took more than six months and spanned 300 million miles. Unfortunately, that wasn’t a good enough reason to celebrate for some social media users monitoring the event.

After seeing live footage from JPL’s control room showing scientists and engineers carefully watching, analyzing and reporting on data sent from the lander and its nanospacecraft companions (Mars Cube One), a few Twitter users pointed out how there was a “lack of diversity” at the space agency:

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