First Lady Astronaut

In American media, the term First Lady is often applied to the wife of a head of state in any country, irrespective of whether a different appellation (or none) is used in that country. For example, in 1902, the U. S. publication Munsey’s Magazine said of the wife of Canadian Governor General the Earl of Minto: “As the first lady in the land, she has done much to weld together the heterogeneous components of a colonial society which includes peoples of different races and of antagonistic religions. ” The term was also used by Munsey’s to refer to the wife of Mexico’s leader, President Porfirio Díaz: In an 1896 piece about “The Daughters of Mexico”, author Jeannie Marshall said of Carmen Romero Rubio de Díaz: “She is still a young woman, though she has filled the position of ‘first lady of the land’ for many years, with marked success. ” The U. S. Spanish-language newspaper La Prensa also called her “primera dama” when writing about her activities.