Friday, April 28, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for April 28, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of April 28, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space
2. Kepler Scientist on Time Magazine’s Most Influential List
3. Notable Women in the Physical Sciences Featured on Playing Cards
4. Germany's Female Space Race Takes Off
5. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
6. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
7. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

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1. Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space
From: Cristina Thomas [cthomas_at_psi.edu]

by Bill Chappell

“Nearly 15 years after her first space launch, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American, at more than 534 days. Whitson, 57, is a biochemist who has twice commanded the International Space Station.”

Read more at:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/24/525374569/astronaut-peggy-whitson-sets-new-nasa-record-for-most-days-in-space

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2. Kepler Scientist on Time Magazine’s Most Influential List
From: Edna DeVore [edevore_at_seti.org]

“A NASA scientist searching for other worlds has been named one of the most influential people on our world. Time magazine has named Kepler project scientist Natalie Batalha to the Time 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people on Earth. Natalie shares this honor this year with planet-hunters Guillem Anglada-Escudé of the Queen Mary University of London, who discovered an Earth-size planet orbiting Proxima Centauri in 2016, and Michaël Gillon of the University of Liège in Belgium, who recently announced the discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.“

Read the full press release at:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/kepler/kepler-scientist-on-time-magazine-most-influential-list

Read more at:

http://time.com/collection/2017-time-100/4742707/natalie-batalha-guillem-anglada-escude-michael-gillon/

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3. Notable Women in the Physical Sciences Featured on Playing Cards
From: Meg Urry [meg.urry_at_yale.edu]

Bunny Laden has created a new deck of playing cards featuring 54 “Notable Women in the Physical Sciences”.

Learn more and see the cards at:

https://www.edcardproject.org

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4. Germany's Female Space Race Takes Off
From: Cristina Thomas [cthomas_at_psi.edu]

by Julyssa Lopez

“Apart from the United States and Russia, Germany has sent the most humans into space. The country’s 11 astronauts are generally a source of pride among Germans, save for one unavoidable detail: Every single one of those space travelers has been male.”

Read more at:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/germanys-female-space-race.html

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