Category: NASA News and Space Discoveries

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Speak With Crew During All-Woman Spacewalk

President Donald Trump, second from left, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, left, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, right, speaks with NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir during the first all-woman spacewalk on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

SPACE TO GROUND: Latest Happenings Aboard International Space Station

Throughout spaceflight history, 14 women have completed spacewalks. On Friday, astronaut Jessica Meir brought that number up to 15 when she floated outside the International Space Station’s airlock alongside 4-time spacewalker NASA Astronaut Christina Hammock Koch for the first #AllWomanSpacewalk.

ULA Atlas V Rocket Scheduled to Launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner from Cape Canaveral Dec. 17

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will deliver the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on Tuesday, December 17 to a 98 nautical mile (nmi) sub-orbital trajectory on its Orbital Flight Test (OFT) to the International Space Station.

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer Spacecraft in Orbit for First-of-its-Kind Mission

After successfully launching Thursday night, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts.

Legendary Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, First Human to Walk in Space Has Died at Age 85

Legendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space — an experience that almost killed him — and later the commander of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked with a NASA Apollo capsule, symbolizing a historic thaw in the Cold War, has died after a long illness, the Russian space agency confirmed Friday.