Kathy Lueders is NASA’s new human spaceflight supremo: who is she and what is she planning?

Kathy Lueders is NASA’s new human spaceflight supremo: who is she and what is she planning?

It can be said that NASA’s human spaceflight programme has suffered too many changes of leader in the past year. In July 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine effectively fired by demotion the long-serving – but reluctant to change – William H. (Bill) Gerstenmaier...
Virgin Galactic claimed to have achieved”spaceflight” with SpaceShipTwo – but we will stick with the Karman line thank you

Virgin Galactic claimed to have achieved”spaceflight” with SpaceShipTwo – but we will stick with the Karman line thank you

The US Air Force has traditionally awarded its pilots “astronaut wings” if they have exceeded 50 miles (80km) in altitude. Others who support this limit of where “space begins” include astrophysicist and spaceflight expert Dr Jonathan McDowell. He has eloquently...