Continues to diminish the achievement of Apollo 11.
[Update a couple minutes later]
Related: Apollo Shrugs.
Treacher: Yeah, well, the Soviets sent women and minorities into space first.
More thoughts from Karol Markowicz (who was born in the Soviet Union):
Sure, Communists tortured and executed dissidents, starved their own people by the millions and operated gulags — but have you heard about their amazing space feminism and space intersectionality?
“Cosmonaut diversity was key for the Soviet message to the rest of the globe,” the writer, Sophie Pinkham, wrote. Her piece reads like something from an old issue of the Soviet newspaper Pravda boasting of the achievements of the Soviet space program.
It’s not like this is anything new from the paper.
[Update a few minutes later]