First, I would like to thank everyone who voted for my Bast and her gorgeous Black Cat avatar last time. It's been nearly 5 years since I won one of these contests, so this was a really nice surprise. The theme of this contest is Women and Space. What I am looking for are avatars of women astronauts and/or women astronomers (there are more than you might think!). You may enter up to two avatars. Media images are allowed if they come from news or documentary sources, but no fictional TV, movie, or comic characters, etc. For example, Jodie Foster as Elly Arroway (from the movie Contact) is not allowed. However, Carl Sagan based her character on a real female astronomer, so that individual would be eligible. Please include a note as to who the person is and what her main accomplishment was. In this way we can all learn more about the women of science who have worked to get us all a bit closer to the stars. The usual rules apply as to size, and I don't think this time around there would be any problem with NSFW entries. One rule I will set for this particular contest is that the images may not be animated. Many of the animated avatars I've noticed over the last few years are so busy that it's literally dizzying to look at them and almost impossible to really appreciate the actual imagery. Women astronauts Women astronomers I'll leave this thread open to entries for a week or so. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, or send me a PM.