Three companies aim to deliver packages to the moon in 2020

NASA has awarded multi-million dollar contracts to three companies who will deliver experiments and technology packages to the moon. An example of a space-age supply chain, the robotic landers carrying the deliveries would be the first American spacecraft to touch down on the moon since the astronauts of Apollo 17 left in 1972. Continue reading

While all-female spacewalk gets stalled, other milestones still stand

NASA has explained why the spacewalk by two female astronauts scheduled for March 29 has been cancelled. In spite of the cancellation, a number of milestones have been achieved by women who are astronauts, including Cady Coleman who will be featured in an Out in Front talk at the AWESOME Symposium – May 1-3 in Seattle. Continue reading