via cbsnews: Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, soaring 260 miles above a wave of public interest, floated outside the International Space Station Friday for history’s first all-female spacewalk. The first two-woman EVA, or extravehicular activity, comes 54 years after a Russian cosmonaut carried out the first stroll in space just to prove it could be done — […]

via CNN: For decades, the contributions of the black, female mathematicians who helped get NASA astronauts into space stayed essentially hidden. Not anymore. Now, you’ll be reminded of what the women did even before you pull into NASA headquarters. That’s because the street on which the building sits has been renamed Hidden Figures Way. The new […]

via ajc: India Jackson was thrilled when she was accepted to a prestigious summer internship at NASA’s field center in Houston. But there was one big problem: the single mother and Georgia State University student had to pay for her own travel, housing and other living expenses. Jackson, studying for a doctorate in physics, said […]

via space: The crew of the space shuttle Challenger’s STS-51L mission, which ended in tragedy 73 seconds after launch on Jan. 28, 1986. From left to right: Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Michael Smith and Ellison Onizuka   Thirty Three years ago today, NASA suffered a spaceflight tragedy that stunned […]

via eurweb: *NASA scientists are headed to Hollywood for a panel called “Hidden Figures/Modern Figures: A Journey of Breakthroughs in Cinema and Space Travel,” a joint effort between NASA and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council. On the panel, set for Wednesday (Nov. 29) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater […]

getty image: Many children dream of one day strapping on an astronaut suit, buckling in to a rocket ship and counting down until the spacecraft launches into outer space. For 12 people that dream is becoming a reality. NASA, along with Vice President Mike Pence, on Wednesday at the Johnson Space Center in Houston announced […]

John Glenn, depicted in “Hidden Figures” as a space trailblazer who also gave critical support to pioneering black women at NASA who helped him orbit the earth, was fondly remembered by the cast at the movie’s premiere. “He’s a hero. John Glenn was always on the right side of history. During a time when these […]

Growing up the only child of divorced parents in rough southeast D.C., Taraji P. Henson remembers, “My mother would be sitting at the table crying over a bill, and I’d walk in and be like, ‘Mom, don’t cry, I’m going to be rich one day!’” “We never lived in the projects, but we were in the […]

getty images: We finally have a chance to see Janelle Monae help the U.S. win the first major battle in the race to leave Earth’s orbit. In the new trailer for the Ted Melfi-directed movie Hidden Figures — based on Margo Lee Shetterly’s upcoming book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race […]

Black women have been dominating in film and television in 2016 and it’s only getting better. Fresh off of the jaw-dropping Empire season 2 finale, Taraji P. Henson is gearing up for the release of her latest big screen role in the upcoming film Hidden Figures. Also starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer and Grammy-nominated entertainer Janelle […]

“Hidden Figures,” a movie with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, about African American women involved with NASA’s early missions, films in Canton this month. The movie, also with Kevin Costner, is based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly, “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.” […]

  The U.S. section of the International Space Station has been evacuated due to a possible leak of ammonia from the cooling system, NASA officials tell CBS News. The situation has been brought under control, and all six crew members are safe in the Russian section of the orbiting station, the officials said. According to […]