On Tuesday, private spaceflight venture Blue Origin invited a select group of space reporters to the company’s headquarters in Kent, Washington. It was the first time the normally secretive company — helmed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — opened its doors to journalists. About 10 or 11 reporters walked the floor of the facility with Bezos himself, getting exclusive access to Blue Origin’s rocket-building operations and information about the company’s future, according to today’s reports. Nearly all of those reporters were men.
Tuesday was also International Women’s Day. I celebrated by being left out of an important aerospace reporting event I should have been covering. And I wasn’t the only female space journalist who was excluded, either.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.