NASA is preparing for first all-female spacewalk

first_imgIf while I was growing up someone told me that one day I would get to represent the #Canadian and #NASA flags in a single photo, I would have never believed them. Today I proudly get to do just that. @csa_asc @NASA_Johnson pic.twitter.com/gbDJO5ERpk— Kristen Facciol (@kfacciol) June 12, 2018Koch, a Michigan native, was selected as a NASA astronaut in 2013. She is scheduled to launch next week and will join the International Space Station as a flight engineer, according to NASA. STR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  A trio of ladies will take three giant leaps forward for women in space later this month.NASA has announced the first-ever all-female spacewalk will take place on March 29, right at the end of Women’s History Month.NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will carry out the spacewalk with the assistance of Kristen Facciol, a Canadian Space Agency flight controller.Facciol will be on the console at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. McClain and Koch are part of the Expedition 59 crew at the International Space Station.McClain and Koch’s spacewalk is expected to last seven hours, according to NASA. A spacewalk is defined by NASA as “anytime an astronaut gets out of a vehicle while in space.”The goal of McClain and Koch’s spacewalk is to upgrade batteries on the space station, a NASA spokeswoman told Good Morning America.The spacewalk will also be led by two more women, Mary Lawrence, lead flight director, and Jackie Kagey, lead spacewalk flight controller, according to NASA.Facciol, the flight controller, celebrated her history-making assignment in a tweet with the hashtags #WomenInSTEM #WomenInEngineering and #WomenInSpace. I just found out that I’ll be on console providing support for the FIRST ALL FEMALE SPACEWALK with @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_Christina and I can not contain my excitement!!!! #WomenInSTEM #WomenInEngineering #WomenInSpace— Kristen Facciol (@kfacciol) March 1, 2019center_img First fit check of our actual spacecraft – the Soyuz rocket! This will be the last time we test the systems while wearing our launch and landing space suits. Great to see the real deal with the crew! pic.twitter.com/H7SdhgFuSn— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) March 6, 2019McClain also joined NASA in 2013, the year NASA’s astronaut class was 50 percent female. She is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and a Senior Army Aviator with more than 2,000 flight hours, according to NASA. She has been stationed at the International Space Station since December.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

TVR staff win union recognition

first_img Previous Article Next Article TVR staff win union recognitionOn 24 Aug 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Workers at luxury car maker TVR are to be represented by the Transport andGeneral Workers’ Union (T&G). The T&G won recognition at the Blackpool company to negotiate on pay,hours and holidays after a lengthy campaign and detailed examination by theCentral Arbitration Committee (CAC). The CAC, the official body set up to rule on contested recognition claims,studied the union’s application and the company’s counter claim over the pastthree months. An independent panel said that a majority of the 305 workers concerned wouldbe likely to support recognition based on current membership and those whoexpressed support for the T&G. The manufacturer was recently bought by Russian business tycoon NikolaiSmolenski. Comments are closed. last_img read more

The Latest: Scotland calls off soccer season, Celtic wins

first_img May 18, 2020 Associated Press It is Celtic’s ninth straight title.The Scottish Professional Football League says clubs expressed a unanimous view that there is no prospect of completing the season.The SPFL says it has accepted their decision and is now able to pay out $8.5 million in fees “to help clubs stay afloat.”There have been no games in the Scottish Premiership since March 13 because of the pandemic. Final season placings have been determined by points per game up to that point.Celtic had 80 points from 30 games so has 2.66 points per game. Rangers finished second with 2.31 points per game. The Latest: Scotland calls off soccer season, Celtic wins Hearts has been relegated.___A soccer player in Germany for third-division club Chemnitz has tested positive for the coronavirus.Chemnitz did not name the player but the club says he is “completely symptom-free.” That player and two other players who had contact with him will spend 14 days in isolation.Chemnitz says the player tested positive in a sample taken Saturday but had tested negative in a sample from two days before that. The club says it can still return to full team training on Tuesday.center_img The first and second divisions in Germany returned to play Saturday but the third-division restart was postponed last week from its planned date of May 26. Some clubs have still not received clearance from local authorities to play or hold full training sessions.___Soccer players in Italy will have to wait at least another 24 hours before restarting full team training.Italian clubs resumed training on an individual basis on May 4 when lockdown measures in the country started to ease. They were slated to return to training together on Monday but they have not yet been given the green light to do so by the Italian government’s scientific panel.The medical protocol for the resumption of Serie A has proved contentious but a revised document was delivered to Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora on Sunday and is expected to be given to the scientific panel on Monday. Serie A plans to resume on June 13.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Celtic has been declared Scottish champion after the country’s top soccer league was cut short because of the coronavirus outbreak.last_img read more