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 […]

Repair and Salvage: The First 50 Years of Spacewalking (Part 4)

During his historic untethered EVA with the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) on 7 February 1984, Bruce McCandless ventured as far as 300 feet (90 meters) from Challenger. Photo Credit: NASA

Ironically, the spacecraft from which the most Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) were performed—the space shuttle—was not originally intended to carry the capability for spacewalking […]