Tag Archives: Women

Space telescope named after ‘Mother of Hubble’

The telescope formerly known as WFIRST has a new name that honors Nancy Grace Roman, who served as NASA’s first chief astronomer and came to be known as the “Mother of Hubble.” Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Astronaut lands after setting a record for women

NASA astronaut Christina Koch struck a joyful note today after finishing up 328 days in space aboard the International Space Station, a stay that has gone into the history books as the longest spaceflight made by a woman. Get the news … Continue reading

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A new endurance record for women in space

Every day for the next six weeks, NASA astronaut Christina Koch will be setting a new women’s record for continuous time in space. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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First all-female spacewalk team aces repairs

For the first time in history, two women teamed up today for a spacewalk. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir began the operation to fix a faulty electrical power system on the International Space Station at 7:38 a.m. ET … Continue reading

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How long will men dominate computer science?

Today it’s mostly a man’s world in computer science — and a tally of the authors behind nearly 3 million research papers in the field suggests that could be the case for the rest of the 21st century. The findings, … Continue reading

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All-female spacewalk nixed due to spacesuit switch

History’s first all-female spacewalk will have to wait for another time after NASA switched the lineup for two upcoming extravehicular outings at the International Space Station. NASA had planned to have astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch go out together … Continue reading

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What to do about sexual harassment in science

A newly published report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine calls for dramatic steps to curb sexual harassment in scientific and technical fields. The report cites a University of Texas survey suggesting that about 20 percent of … Continue reading

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