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Luciana Vega - The New Doll From American Girl & NASA [Credit: American Girl]

Luciana Vega – The American Girl & NASA Doll To Inspire The Next Generation

A post shared by Ravenwolfe Designs (@ravenwolfedesigns) on Nov 3, 2017 at 9:47pm PDT In partnership with NASA, American Girl have created a brilliant new doll called Luciana Vega, an 11-year-old aspiring astronaut who wants to be the first person to step foot on Mars. In the accompanying book series written by Erin Teagen, Luciana is introduced …

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Jessica Tramaglini on-console in NASA's Mission Control Center [Copyright: NASA, Photographer: Bill Stafford]

Meet The NASA Rocket Women That Kept The Space Station Flying During Hurricane Harvey: Part 2

In a special four-part feature, Rocket Women are highlighting the untold stories of the dedicated Orbit1 team that remained in Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center to tirelessly battle Hurricane Harvey, keeping the space station flying and the astronauts onboard safe. These resilient individuals slept in Mission Control for days through the hurricane, maintaining communication and support from the ground …

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson During A Spacewalk or EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity) (Source: NASA)

Record-Breaking Rocket Woman NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Returns To Earth

Rocket Woman NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth on Sunday 3rd September, after spending 288 days in space, or nearly 10 months – 4 months longer than most astronauts assigned to missions onboard the International Space Station. With today’s culmination of her third long-duration spaceflight, the biochemist has now spent a record breaking 665 days in …

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Learn How To Design A Spacesuit At New Scientist Live 2017

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be speaking at New Scientist Live 2017 in London on Friday 29th September! During my talk ‘Dressing For The Moon: How To Design A Spacesuit‘ I’ll be discussing how to design a spacesuit for the Moon and the exciting projects being planned by space agencies globally to return astronauts to the Moon, …

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The Next Generation Of NASA Astronauts - Class of 2017 [NASA]

Meet A New Generation of Rocket Women: The Astronaut Class of 2017

In the summer of 2017, six new women were selected through both the NASA and the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Astronaut selection programmes, along with eight men. Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Kayla Barron, Loral O’Hara and Jessica Watkins, along side Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Raja Chari, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Robb Kulin and Bob Hines, were chosen out …

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Ariel Waldman in California at the space-communicating Stanford Dish [Photo copyright: Helena Price]

Meet A Rocket Woman: Ariel Waldman, Founder, SpaceHack.org & Author

With a background in design, working at NASA set Ariel Waldman on a mission to empower others to contribute to space exploration. Ariel founded Spacehack.org, a directory of ways for anyone to participate in space exploration and is the “global instigator” of Science Hack Day, an event that brings people together to prototype with science in …

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Engaging Girls In STEM [Copyright: Curved House Kids]

Inspired by Space: Engaging Girls in STEM

A fantastic new guide, launched by Curved House Kids, details how and why we should be lifting our girls up and encouraging them to further their STEM education. The Inspired By Space: Engaging Girls In STEM guide (pdf) features brilliant activities created by combining the classroom experience of teacher Claire Loizos with Curved House Kids materials and learning …

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Sravanthi Sinha [Holberton School]

Meet A Rocket Woman: Sravanthi Sinha, Intern, NASA Frontier Development Lab

In her own words, Sravanthi Sinha has only ever been limited by her imagination. Sravanthi’s inspirational journey began in India before moving to the USA. After attending Holberton School, an alternative to college training software engineers, she was accepted in an internship at the NASA Frontier Development Lab. The NASA lab is aimed at developing new …

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Britain's First Astronaut -Helen Sharman Landing After Her 8-Day Mission [The Guardian]

Helen Sharman On Being The First British Astronaut

Almost 25 years ago, Dr.Helen Sharman became the first British person in space. At the age of 6, I remember learning that Helen Sharman was the UK’s first astronaut and had travelled to space a mere 2 years before. That moment changed my life and inspired me to consider a career in space. Helen’s story began as she …

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