On Thursday morning NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth, marking the end of her 328 day-long journey in space. Koch follows in the footsteps of Peggy Whitson, who previously held the record of 288 days for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. During her time in space, Koch achieved yet another milestone for […]
NASA Announces First Woman on the Moon in 2024
NASA announced this week that they are sending the first woman to the moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis mission. The Artemis mission aims to create the first sustainable human presence on the moon by 2028. Although the first astronauts landed on the moon 45 years ago, no female astronaut has actually been […]
NASA Cancels First Ever All-Female Spacewalk over Spacesuit
On Monday, NASA issued a press release cancelling the historic all-women spacewalk due to a lack of spacesuits. NASA claims only one correctly sized spacesuit will be accessible by Friday, when the walk was scheduled. Anne McClain, one of the two women set for the mission, is now forced to forfeit her place to a […]
NASA Dedicates New Facility to Katherine Johnson, Heroine Mathematician
During her time as a human computer at NASA, Johnson assisted with getting the first American in space by calculating the trajectory of his trip and was the first woman to receive credit on a research report.
The Women of NASA’s First Gender-Balanced Astronaut Class Considered for Mars Mission
The women who comprised 50 percent of NASA’s astronaut class of 2013 might be headed to Mars!
NASA Selects 8 New Astronauts, Half are Women
On Monday, the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) announced eight new astronaut trainees. The trainees, half of whom are women, will train to explore low-Earth orbit, an asteroid, and Mars starting in August.