Writing First left-handed primate on the Moon? First in space? got me thinking. The first left-handed astronaut may "break a barrier" but not all barrier-breakings result in an improvement of the system or removal of a bias or a lowering of the barrier for those that follow.

So I'd like to ask:

Question: Are there examples of spaceflight equipment being redesigned to remove right hand bias? (To make it less difficult to use left-handed)

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    $\begingroup$ Are there examples of right handed bias in spacecraft in the first place? $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Commented Oct 20, 2021 at 8:08
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    $\begingroup$ @GdD are there examples of people saying there have been? (this isn't one) $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 20, 2021 at 9:03
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe you should ask that before asking this question. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Commented Oct 20, 2021 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ @GdD I've asked the question to which I'm interested in an answer. You're welcome to ask the other. It seems less interesting/notable to me, but others may find that more interesting. So I'd say go for it! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 20, 2021 at 9:33
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    $\begingroup$ @GdD: I'm guessing there's at least some initial experience during the R&D phase where they encountered situations like right-handed tools that don't work as intended for left-handed users - so it'd be interesting to see what considerations they may have had to make, even if "Simple" spaceflight equipment (i.e. ballpoint pens, etc.). $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 21, 2021 at 2:16


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