Clinton Talks Space in New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton sounds the alarm on meteorites, Politico

"When I was a little girl, I guess I was a teenager by then 14, I think, and the space program was getting started, and I wanted to be an astronaut, and I wrote to NASA," she recounted. "And I said, 'What do I have to do to be prepared to be an astronaut?' And they wrote back and said, 'Thank you very much, but we're not taking girls,'" she remembered. "That, thankfully changed with Sally Ride and a lot of the other great women astronauts," she said. But "to be fair," she added, "I never could have qualified anyway, so you know, not something I spent a lot of time losing sleep over, but I really, really do support the space program."

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