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Girls Who Code Prepares for Program Expansion to Space, Places Order for Several Thousand Spacesuits in All Sizes

International Space Station, The Galaxy (April 1, 2019) – After an incredibly successful start to its international expansion in 2018, Girls Who Code has announced it will take its mission of closing the gender gap to Space in 2019. In preparation for the pilot Summer Immersion Program on the International Space Station, Girls Who Code will place an order for several thousand spacesuits in all sizes.  

The organization’s founder and CEO Reshma Saujani is quoted in regards to the announcement saying, ‘That’s one small step for woman, one giant leap for womankind.’

“Girls Who Code is a sisterhood, everyone is included no matter our differences,” said Celeste Tial, Girls Who Code program participant. “Expanding to space, I know nothing will stop us, not even spacesuits.”

As a part of the program, girls will learn to use code to design spaceships, rovers, and spacesuits for people and otherworldly beings of all shapes and sizes, regardless of gender.

“Just seven years ago, our organization started with 20 girls in a borrowed classroom here on earth,” said Tarika Barrett, Ph.D, Chief Operating Officer, Girls Who Code. “Soon, we’ll have Clubs almost 250 miles above that original classroom.”

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ABOUT GIRLS WHO CODE
Girls Who Code is an intergalactic non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Since launching in the United States in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 185,000 girls through its programs (Clubs, Campus, Summer Immersion Program, College Loops), and 100 million people through campaigns, advocacy work, and 13-book New York Times best-selling series. To learn more, visit www.girlswhocode.com/2019/04/01/aprilfools/

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