Wally Funk Is Defying Gravity and 60 Years of Exclusion From Space

The New York Times

Wally Funk is finally going to space.

Many firsts for women in a very male orbit.

The New York Times

In 2007, Peggy Whitson set off on her second trip to the space station and soon became its first woman commander.

A new window that forever changed our view of Earth.
The New York Times

On Feb. 25, 2010, Terry Virts was in the cupola. The NASA astronaut and two other crewmates had finished installing this seven-windowed dome on the space station an hour earlier.

The need for caffeine was the mother of invention.

The New York Times

The first patented invention made in space was a coffee cup.

Christina Koch Lands on Earth, and Crosses a Threshold for Women in Space

The New York Times

The astronaut completed three all-female spacewalks and set a record for time in space, but you should remember her for much more.

Why NASA’s First All-Women Spacewalk Made History

with Jessica Bennett, The New York Times

It happened by accident, really. After a rocket launch aborted mid-flight, grounding two astronauts who were supposed to go to the International Space Station, NASA had to shift its schedule. Without thinking much of it, the agency announced that Christina Koch and Anne McClain — two women — would do the spacewalk instead.

To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

The New York Times

The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond.

Five Really Cool Things I Learned at NASA

It’s like this… An astronaut asks if you want to spend the day at work with him. You say, “Yes.”

Opinion: If space is the future, that future needs to include everyone

Washington Post

Space sounds like the future. It’s rocket ships and astronauts, Buck Rogers and Captain James T. Kirk. But our concepts of the future are built on 1950s sexism — and not just our ideas, but the actual infrastructure of space travel. How can we boldly go where no one has gone before when two women apparently can’t spacewalk at the same time?

Blending the Impossible: the Many Genres of David D. Levine’s Arabella of Mars

Tor .com

Let’s say you like the Regency era, but you also like space opera, and really like Patrick O’Brian. And Mars.

Designing the Dress for Of Noble Family‘s Cover Image

Tor .com

Back in February, as I was finishing Of Noble Family, my editor wrote to ask if I had suggestions for “any possible scenes in mind for a cover.” At this point, she hadn’t seen the novel yet, but the art department needed to get started on creating the cover.

How I Beat Pat Rothfuss At Being Pat Rothfuss

Tor .com

I am smug. Really, insufferably smug. Why, you might ask, do I have this excessive sense of pride? I will tell you.

Where to Find the Doctor in All of My Historical Fantasy Novels

Tor .com

I have had a long standing love for Doctor Who, dating back to middle school when I was watching Tom Baker episodes. The nice thing about a time traveler is that he can turn up anywhere so…

Sword and Sensibility: Conan Creator Robert E. Howard’s Lesser Known Collaboration

Tor .com

At the time of his death in 1936, thirty-year-old Robert E. Howard had published hundreds of works of fiction across an astonishingly broad swath of genres.

We Almost Didn’t Have the Muppets: Four Alternate Points in Jim Henson’s Life

Tor .com

Let me be clear, before we start, that I’m about to geek out on puppetry.

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