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Science, Maintenance, Public Outreach, and New Crew Arrival Highlight Busy Week on Station

Expedition 42 Cosmonaut and Flight Engineer Elena Serova works in the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA

SPACE STATION WEEKLY UPDATE Nov. 17 – Nov. 23, 2014 — Expedition 42 Astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore and cosmonauts Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev kept busy aboard the International Space Station (ISS) last week […]

NASA Offers High School Girls A Chance To Jump-Start Their Future

Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA is offering high school junior girls from across the United States an opportunity to jump-start their future by participating in the Women In STEM High School (WISH) Aerospace Scholars program for 2013.

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Discovery Ready For Smithsonian, Interview With STS-133 Astronaut Nicole Stott

NASA astronaut Nicole Stott poses for a photo in front of space shuttle Discovery. Nicole flew as a mission specialist on Discovery last mission, STS-133, and will be at Kennedy Space Center to see the orbiter off on its final flight April 17th; a one-way trip from KSC to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

NASA astronaut Nicole Stott poses for a photo in front of space shuttle Discovery. Nicole flew as a mission specialist on Discovery's last mission, STS-133, and will be at Kennedy Space Center to see the orbiter off on its final flight April 17th; a one-way trip from KSC to the Smithsonian National Air and […]

NASA to Announce Winners of Global ISS Student Experiment Competition

NASA astronaut Suni Williams. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Suni Williams will announce the two winners of the worldwide Youtube Space Lab science competition this Thursday in Washington D.C. Williams will perform the student-designed experiments onboard the International Space Station later this year. Photo Credit: NASA

On Thursday NASA astronaut Suni Williams, who has flown on the space shuttle and served […]

Challenger Learning Centers: Opening Young Minds to Wonders of Space

Shuttle Challenger Crew. (Back row) Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judy Resnick (Front row) Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Ron McNair. Photo Credit: NASA

“Inspiring Kids.  Inspire people to dream and achieve. Explore beyond the known and familiar. Learn as we go and help others to learn with us.” Such is the mission of […]

“A Job? But You’re A Girl!”: The Triumphant Career of Shannon Lucid

World record holder Lucid watches the growth of plants in a Russian greenhouse aboard Mir. This photograph was taken in September 1996, shortly after the crew of STS-79 – including Lucid's replacement, John Blaha – arrived to bring her home. Photo Credit: NASA

This week’s retirement of Shannon Lucid – one of the first […]

Astronaut Shannon Lucid Retires From NASA

Shannon Lucid, whose NASA career spans some thirty years – has retired from the space agency. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Shannon Lucid, who has been with the space agency since 1979, (Lucid was among the first group of female astronauts selected) has decided to retire after serving with more than 30 years with […]

Opinion: Women’s Professional Role Confidence in STEM Fields

Working in the Nano Lab, Photo Credit: University of Utah

It is no secret that females are a minority in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Reports are constantly produced stating that girls are not pursuing careers in these fields and there are countless theories for this trend. Some young […]

Wilma Dolezal: Pioneer for Women in Aerospace

Wilma Miriam Dolezal, Photo Credit: SA

Wilma Dolezal was born in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio. As she grew up she developed an independent personality, did not pursue the typical homemaker role of women of the times, and became the first in her family to attend college. According to My San Antonio Online, […]

Another veteran astronaut leaves NASA

Marsha Ivins, a five-time shuttle astronaut, has retired from NASA. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA has lost yet another veteran astronaut. This time it was long-time astronaut Marsha Ivins. Ivins has flown into space five times. Ivins actually started her 36 years with the space agency as an engineer. before she was selected as an […]