This bill would direct the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage women and girls to pursue careers in aerospace and advance the nation’s space science and exploration efforts through the following existing initiatives:
NASA GIRLS and NASA BOYS;
Aspire to Inspire;
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Within 90 days of this legislation’s enactment the Administrator of NASA.would provide Congress with a plan for how NASA can best inspire the next generation of women to pursue careers in aerospace, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This would include a plan to support the efforts of current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators to reach out to K-12 STEM students and encourage them to consider such careers.