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NASA Releases 'It Gets Better' Video: WATCH


NASA released an "It Gets Better" video featuring LGBT astronauts, a flight engineer, a director, a manager, an educator, and an intern from the  "Out & Allied @ JSC Employee Resource Group" of NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Pictured here, NASA astronauts Catherine Coleman and Steven Swanson.

For all the future LGBT space explorers out there, watch, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. These individuals are spectacular!

    Posted by: Michel | May 31, 2013 10:43:17 AM

  2. And don't close it prematurely, 'cause it DOESN'T get better...

    ...than George Takei! :)

    Posted by: El | May 31, 2013 10:45:29 AM

  3. Appreciate their participation in any case, but none of the three astronauts actually say they're gay themselves, and it's not unusual for nongays to participate in such videos as supporters. For those unaware, one of Frank Kameny's dreams before being fired by the government for being gay was becoming an astronaut someday.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | May 31, 2013 10:48:08 AM

  4. Astronaut Steven Swanson: Married to the former Mary Drake Young of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. They have three children.

    Astronaut Catherine Coleman is married to glass artist Josh Simpson who lives in Massachusetts. They have one son.

    Astronaut Megan McArthur is simply identified as "married" by NASA's site.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | May 31, 2013 10:56:53 AM

  5. It's an "out and ALLIED" organization.

    Posted by: Andy Towle | May 31, 2013 11:04:37 AM

  6. Go NASA!

    Posted by: reality | May 31, 2013 11:24:49 AM

  7. "It gets better" implies first-hand knowledge of whatever it is that's getting better. one certainly appreciates heterosexual allies and their support but there occurs a pang of disappointment in learning the speakers have not necessarily experienced the whatever it is getting better.

    Posted by: unokhan | May 31, 2013 11:39:52 AM

  8. The simple fact of this video coming out of NASA is pretty fantastic.

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | May 31, 2013 11:53:08 AM

  9. I appreciate where these videos are coming from but honestly, how would a straight person know it gets better for a gay person?

    And to be fair, the description says "LGBT astronauts, a flight engineer, a director, a manager, an educator, and an intern". So thats probably why we assumed the astronauts were gay.

    Posted by: KT | May 31, 2013 12:16:36 PM

  10. According to Wikipedia, K. Megan McArthur is married to a man so all three astronauts featured are straight. The site should probably take out the LGBT astronauts line.

    "It gets better" even though there are apparently no gay astronauts. Oh well

    Posted by: KT | May 31, 2013 12:19:01 PM

  11. These guys really want a go at uranus.

    Posted by: Rehab | May 31, 2013 2:32:19 PM

  12. As we found out with Sally Ride, you can't be gay and an astronaut because of the bad PR for NASA. A lot of the funding for NASA comes from southern states where the facilities are located, and that's another strike against the combo.

    Posted by: anon | May 31, 2013 2:45:14 PM

  13. But does it get better for NASA? I do know that President Richard Nixon's name is still on the moon.

    Posted by: GB | May 31, 2013 7:26:57 PM

  14. "It Gets Better" is a gift to intelligence gathering.

    Posted by: VT | May 31, 2013 7:43:37 PM

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