An astronaut’s advice on female baldness was shared on Twitter by a female astronaut on Tuesday.
“I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit worried about it,” wrote female astronaut Sally Ride.
She added that if the issue was addressed “I would be willing to be part of a mission with a female crew”.
“It’s a shame, but in the grand scheme of things I’m pretty confident that I can handle myself.”
Ride has a long history of advocating for women in space.
In 2014, she told the BBC that space is a “space where we have to take on some of the hardest work we can, whether it’s getting to orbit, dealing with the aftermath of a launch, or surviving a radiation storm.”
The former astronaut was the first female to orbit the International Space Station (ISS) in 2010.
Ride was the only female to complete the mission in 2014, but has since become a regular contributor to the International Women’s Federation (IWF).
She tweeted her advice on how to cope with the issue on Tuesday, saying: “If I’m feeling a little bit worried, I can just take a deep breath and focus on getting the job done.”
“And if you’re worried about your hair, just get it out and do your best to grow it back.
You might have to shave a few times, but it’s nothing really bad.”