Youngest, Oldest Space Travelers Join Bezos, Brother on 20 July New Shepard Launch

Roll over, Gherman Titov & John Glenn. There’ll soon be new record-holders for the youngest & oldest spacefarers, as @BlueOrigin readies for its historic 20 July New Shepard flight. […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward on International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, AmericaSpace looks back & forward at the contributions of @WomenNASA & other nations. […]

On International Women’s Day, America Reflects and Looks to the Future

Christina Koch (right), newly returned from the longest single space mission ever undertaken by a woman, is also pictured with Expedition 61 crewmate Jessica Meir. Last October, the duo performed the world’s first all-female EVA. Photo Credit: NASA

As America and the world observes International Women’s Day this Sunday (8 March), the AmericaSpace team […]

On International Women's Day, NASA Looks Forward to First All-Female EVA in Late March; Koch Tapped for Longer ISS Stay

Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques at work with U.S. space suits in the Quest airlock aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA

As the world observes International Women’s Day today (Friday, 8 March), we are reminded not only of the past accomplishments of female spacefarers—including Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in […]

Dragon Unloading, False Alarms, and Ongoing Research Highlight Last Week's Activities on ISS

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti works with a pair of Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES, on the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA

After an emergency incident on the International Space Station (ISS) last week put a pause on routine operations, the astronauts of Expedition 42 were […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]