Women in Space!

Only 10% of astronauts are female, and in space engineering that number seems even worse. This blog is dedicated to put the Women in Space in the spotlight to educate and inspire a new generation.

Previously known as F Yeah! Female Astronauts.
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Telegraph Jobs made an impressive database of women in space. It features both astronauts, engineers and scientist. And all entries have a bit of information about the person.

If you are not on there, fear not, they encourage women active in space science or engineering to contact them to make their list more impressive.

As they say it themselves:

We would love to hear from all you women out there and would like to encourage more females to make an impact around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), to take the opportunity to study in these fascinating fields and to venture off into deep space.

The world, planets and space awaits you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Go check it out!

spaceexp:

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Yelena Serova, the first Russian woman to go to the International Space Station, gets visibly annoyed when she is asked about make-up and hair at a pre-flight press conference.

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deerkick:

womeninspace:

deerkick:

Y’all have been warned. I’m gonna be liveblogging about IAC 2014 for the next week. If it gets annoying, just block the tag “iac 2014” (:

For my followers, the IAC is the International Astronautical Congress. It is a big space congress, where you’ll be able to find all the…

The WiFi is good, which I’m guessing means it’s significantly better than last year (((: I will also probably be writing the NASA tweets about ISEB (International Student Educational Board) activities as well, if you follow NASA’s Twitter!

Awesome! > https://twitter.com/NASA

deerkick:

Y’all have been warned. I’m gonna be liveblogging about IAC 2014 for the next week. If it gets annoying, just block the tag “iac 2014” (:

For my followers, the IAC is the International Astronautical Congress. It is a big space congress, where you’ll be able to find all the big names. This year it is in Toronto.  I don’t have the resources to attend myself, but you really should follow deerkick, if your interested. I hope the wifi is more stable in Toronto than it was last year in Beijing.

humanoidhistory:

Astronomy class at Radcliffe College, 1947.

(Harvard Library)

Like a wounded bird the Soyuz approached the station, but even with one solar array still stowed, the capsule delivered the crew safely to the space station.

Once docked to the station, the solar array seemed to be deployed, it had likely come loose due to the impact and vibrations of the docking.

Image source: NASA, via Spaceflight101

vidorbital:

Launch of Soyuz TMA-14M from Baikonur with Butch Wilmore, Elena Serova, and Alexander Samokutyaev to the International Space Station for mission Expedition 41.

vidorbital:

Launch of Soyuz TMA-14M from Baikonur with Butch Wilmore, Elena Serova, and Alexander Samokutyaev to the International Space Station for mission Expedition 41.

(via astro-bitch)

If I got it right, docking coverage will start at 9:45pm EDT / 3:45 CEST. Coverage of the hatch opening start at 11:30pm EDT/ 5:30 CEST.

I won’t be covering these, since I’ll be fast asleep then.

In space!