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June 15-21, 2020 / Vol 39, No 24 / Hawai`i Island, USA

12 Jun 2020, 20:24 UTC
June 15-21, 2020 / Vol 39, No 24 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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International Women’s Space Week

What could become recognized as International Women’s Space Week, 3 women from 3 countries are celebrated June 16 and 18 for their space accomplishments. To date, 64 women from 11 countries have been to space, the first being Valentina Tereshkova from former Soviet Union on June 16, 1963. The first American woman, Sally Ride, flew on June 18, 1983; and the first woman from Zhongguo / China, Liu Yang, launched June 18, 2012. NASA Artemis announced its plans to land the First Woman on the Moon on 2024, and should announce its selection for the First Black American on the Moon. Traveling to the Moon would expand the sphere of influence, activity and domain by nearly 1 Billion times, while taking first steps toward fulfilling the Apollo 11 Pledge ‘In Peace For All’. Active Women Astronauts within Space Agencies are Liu Yang and Wang Yaping (China), Jenni Sidey-Gibbons (Canada), Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA), Anna Kikina (Russia), and from USA are Kayla Barron, Zena Cardman, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Jeanette Epps, Christina Koch, Nicole Aunapu Mann, K. Megan McArthur, Anne McClain, Jessica Meir, Jasmin Moghbeli, Loral O’Hara, Kathleen Rubins, Shannon Walker, Jessica Watkins, Stephanie Wilson and Sunita Williams. Recently ...

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