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Women in Space

This Proposed Lego Set Honors Women In NASA

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women

More than 40 American women have flown in space, and many others have worked at NASA as cosmonauts, analysts, researchers and engineers. Yet when most...

WATCH LIVE: Russia Sends First Female Cosmonaut To ISS

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

At 4:25 p.m. EDT today, weather permitting, a multinational crew of three astronauts will be launched into space to begin a six-month mission aboard t...

We Need More Women, NASA's Second-In-Command Says | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.31.2013 | Science

The U.S. space agency is in need of more women among its ranks, NASA's second-in-command said last week during a panel on women in space. "Even thoug...

PHOTO: How NASA Responded To One Woman In 1962

Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

NASA made headlines recently for an amazing letter they sent to a 7-year-old boy, but their correspondence hasn't always been so encouraging. This...

The First Reality TV Stars?

Posted 06.17.2013 | Women

Were astronauts' wives the Kardashians of the 1960s? Sort of, says one journalist. Lily Koppel, the author of The Astronaut's Wives Club, joined R...

PHOTOS: Celebrating 50 Years Of Women In Space | Miriam Kramer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

The history of women in space is about to turn 50 years old. Sunday (June 16) marks the 50th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's l...

Godspeed, Sally Ride

Margaret Lazarus Dean | Posted 09.23.2012 | Science
Margaret Lazarus Dean

Sally Ride helped to change what the word "astronaut" could mean, and generations of girls have grown up with different ideas about what they could be because of her example.

INFOGRAPHIC: Women Astronauts Are Pretty Cool

LiveScience | Posted 04.25.2012 | Women

China is preparing to launch astronauts to a prototype space station for the first time, and the crew may include the first female Chinese astronaut, ...

When Mothers Leave

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.01.2011 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Fathers forced to be away from their families for long periods elicit sympathy and even admiration for their sacrifice. But for mothers in the same situation, the reactions are often more complex -- extending to maternal choice and even fitness.