Space for Everyone: 30 Years Since STS-41G, Progress in Spaceflight Diversity

The crew of STS-41G, 1984: Seated (from left) are Jon McBride, Sally Ride, Kathy Sullivan, and Dave Leestma, with (from left) Paul Scully-Power, Bob Crippen, and Marc Garneau standing. This mission proved to be a watershed moment in spaceflight diversity in a year of firsts. Photo Credit: NASA

Thirty years ago yesterday (Oct. […]

NASA'S Robotic Refueling Mission Proves Its Worth in Space

The Canadian Space Agency’s Dextre robotic arm on the International Space Station has successfully completed the first experiment under the Robotic Refueling Mission. Photo Credit: NASA / CSA

An experiment that flew up to the orbiting International Space Station in the final days of the space shuttle era is proving a once theoretical […]

Robotic Refueling Mission Put Through Paces

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Video courtesy of NASA

One of the more understated components of the final shuttle mission is taking center stage. The Robotic Refueling Mission, or “RMM,” is being readied to test out procedures that could prolong the life of satellites far beyond their initial warrantees—and revolutionize how the world views and […]