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APRIL 22, 2022

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins celebrates ‘milestone’ for diversity in space industry

You know there’s not enough of us. Women are underrepresented in science, although it’s getting better in some ways,” said groundbreaking astronaut Mae Jemison.

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APRIL 29, 2022

Making Space Accessible

In the early years of human space exploration, only those with the narrowly-defined and exclusionary “Right Stuff” could be astronauts.

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APRIL 7, 2022

Axiom’s All-Private Spaceflight to the ISS Preps for Launch

In another milestone for commercial spaceflight, the world’s first fully privately-funded crew to the International Space Station is about to blast off, with their launch window opening on Friday. A habitat that traditionally hosts mostly space agency astronauts will now welcome four civilians arriving on a company-owned spacecraft.

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MARCH 29, 2022

The Future of the International Space Station Looks Dire

As joke videos go, it wasn’t very funny. Set to a bouncy Russian pop tune, the 57-second clip posted to Telegram on March 5 showed International Space Station cosmonauts hugging an American astronaut goodbye, climbing into the Russian segment of the ISS, undocking, and flying away, as Russian ground controllers gave a standing ovation.

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MARCH 18, 2022

New Russian cosmonaut team arrives at International Space Station

March 18 (Reuters) – Three Russian cosmonauts safely arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, docking their Soyuz capsule with the outpost for a mission that continues a 20-year shared Russian-U.S. presence in orbit despite tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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MARCH 16, 2022

NASA chief tackles space station jitters amid Russian trolling

MIAMI — The head of NASA pledged this week to continue joint space exploration with other countries even as his Twitter-trolling Russian counterpart suggested Moscow could crash the International Space Station into Earth or leave a U.S. astronaut behind.

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New Russian cosmonaut team welcomed aboard International Space Station

MARCH 19, 2022

New Russian cosmonaut team welcomed aboard International Space Station

March 18 (Reuters) – Three Russian cosmonauts arrived safely at the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, docking their Soyuz capsule with the outpost for a mission that continues a 20-year shared Russian-U.S. presence in orbit despite tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The arrival of the latest cosmonaut team – warmly welcomed by four Americans, two Russians and a German crewmate already aboard – came a day after the European Space Agency (ESA) announced it had suspended a joint robotic rover mission to Mars with Russia due to the Ukraine conflict.

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SATELLITE 2022 Preview: New Programs Pack a Powerful Speaker Lineup

FEB 22, 2022

SATELLITE 2022 Preview: New Programs Pack a Powerful Speaker Lineup

The SATELLITE 2022 conference and exhibition comes at a time of peak activity involving public and private investment, a rapid expansion of the off-world economy, a massive deployment of satellite constellations, increased urgency for sustainable space operations

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United Launch Alliance to Host First Celestis Payload to Exit the Earth-Moon System

JAN 26, 2022 Updated JAN 27, 2022

United Launch Alliance to Host First Celestis Payload to Exit the Earth-Moon System

HOUSTON, Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Celestis, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a launch services agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA) of Centennial, CO. ULA will host a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight payload aboard the initial flight of ULA’s Vulcan Centaur, planned for later this year…

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Space VIP Announces NYC's Space Prize Challenge

JAN 19, 2022

Space VIP Announces NYC’s Space Prize Challenge

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NBC New York Spotlights Space Prize Challenge NYC

FEB 10, 2022

NBC New York Spotlights Space Prize Challenge NYC

Check out NBC New York’s coverage of Space Prize, following our very own Executive Director, Kim Macharia, as she went around New York City, visiting Midwood High School in Brooklyn, Tottenville High School in Staten Island…

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A Future for People With Disabilities in Outer Space Takes Flight

OCT. 22, 2021 Updated NON. 8, 2021

A Future for People With Disabilities in Outer Space Takes Flight

People with different types of disabilities tested their skills and technologies on a zero-gravity research flight with the goal of proving that they can safely go to space.

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Disabled Astronauts Blaze New Space Trails

OCT 20, 2021

Disabled Astronauts Blaze New Space Trails

Mona Minkara is a bioengineer at Northeastern University, where she leads a laboratory focused on applying computational modeling to pulmonary research.

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Why Does the Space Industry Struggle with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

DEC 20, 2021

Why Does the Space Industry Struggle with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace?

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are transforming the modern workplace culture to more accurately reflect the reality of its workforce. It hasn’t been an easy transition for today’s fast-paced, high-tech global industries, especially compacted with the impact of COVID-19 on business operations.

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Behind the Surge Space Industry Stock Investments

OCT 15, 2021

Behind the Surge Space Industry Stock Investments

Kim Macharia, the chair of the board of directors for the Space Frontier Foundation, joined Cheddar to discuss the rising interest in the space industry as investments in the sector hit a new record.

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