Women in space on August 18

18 August 2020 is the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Here is a list of women who have previously celebrated the 18th of August in orbit:

Jan DavisNASASTS-85
Shannon LucidNASAMir EO-21
Claudie HaigneréCNESSoyuz TM-24
Susan HelmsNASAISS Expedition 2
Tracy Caldwell DysonNASAISS Expedition 24
Shannon WalkerNASAISS Expedition 24
Sunita WilliamsNASAISS Expedition 32
Karen NybergNASAISS Expedition 36
Kathleen RubinsNASAISS Expedition 48
Peggy WhitsonNASAISS Expedition 52
Christina KochNASAISS Expedition 60

No “fly-over country” during a presidential campaign

On 17 August 2020, a major party convention started a week of events in Milwaukee. Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the character of the event was changed to emphasize a 2020 that has become a national test on the boundaries of networked telepresence, though a smaller list of dignitaries have still flown in for local events at the Wisconsin Center.

Meanwhile, another major party candidate for president of the United States flew through Minnesota and Wisconsin, speaking on the tarmac at Minneapolis, and at FBOs in Mankato and Oshkosh.