Dave Mosher, provided by Published 10:04 am PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 NASA; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The first all-female spacewalk is scheduled to occur on March 29 outside the International Space Station. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will work together in spacesuits while female mission controllers on Earth provide support. NASA said the historic first "was not orchestrated to be this way" and is a result of scheduling changes and the changing makeup of its agency. The goal of the spacewalk is to upgrade the space station's power system with new batteries. NASA is about to stumble into human spaceflight history with the first-ever all-female spacewalk. Spacewalks, formally called extravehicular activities or EVAs, are routine yet risky operations. During a spacewalk, a pair of astronauts put on bulky spacesuits, step outside the International Space Station (ISS), and work together in the unforgiving vacuum of space. On March 29, NASA plans … [Read more...] about The first all-female spacewalk in history will feature women astronauts, flight directors, and mission controllers. NASA says it’s a scheduling accident.
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Louise Dixon, Associated Press Updated 7:28 am PST, Saturday, February 16, 2019 Director Isabel Coixet attends a news conference about the film 'Elisa und Marcela' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP) Director Isabel Coixet attends a news conference about the film 'Elisa und Marcela' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP) Photo: Britta Pedersen, AP Photo: Britta Pedersen, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Director Isabel Coixet attends a news conference about the film 'Elisa und Marcela' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP) Director Isabel Coixet … [Read more...] about Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival
Travis Clark, provided by Published 12:21 pm PST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Universal "Fast and Furious" franchise star Vin Diesel announced on Instagram that a women-led spin-off movie is in the works at Universal Pictures. Diesel revealed the writers for the movie: Nicole Perlman ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), Lindsey Beer "Sierra Burgess Is A Loser"), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet ("Captain Marvel"). The first "Fast and Furious" spin-off, "Hobbs and Shaw," comes to theaters this summer. After eight movies and billions of dollars at the box office, the "Fast and Furious" franchise is getting some spin-offs. A female-centric spin-off movie is in the works at Universal Pictures, franchise star Vin Diesel said on Instagram on Wednesday. "As you know, there are three new spin offs that We have promised Universal...," Diesel wrote in the post. "Well this week we heard a pitch for the Fast female protagonist driven spinoff I created in 2017, and you can tell by the smile on … [Read more...] about ‘Fast and Furious’ is getting a new spin-off movie led by women
NEW YORK - Luxury watches have long been a symbol of the wealthy. That's changing, thanks to a booming trade in preowned luxury watches that's led by a growing number of specialized retailers. Established luxury watchmakers and dealers are also getting into the trade. "Retailers seem to get much more excited about selling preowned than new because they can set the price," says Ariel Adams, founder of aBlogtoWatch, the foremost authority in watch blogs. From a vintage 1930s Cartier Tank to a gently worn 2017 Rolex Sea-Dweller, deals can be had. Here's a guide on how to score one: Where to buy The luxury watch you've coveted for years might no longer be out of reach. But where to start looking? You'll find many dedicated online retailers like SwissWatchExpo and Second Time Around Watch Co. Traditional retailers like the iconic Tourneau chain also sell preowned watches in stores and online. Most established retailers offer pieces that have been serviced by watchmakers and tested for … [Read more...] about What to know before diving into preowned watches
Eliza Relman, provided by Published 6:29 am PDT, Saturday, October 6, 2018 Scott Eisen/Getty Images The enthusiasm behind Democratic women running for office could help launch a female candidate to the top of the party's ticket in 2020. The potential contenders include progressive firebrands like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris and moderates like Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo. Democratic women are running for office — and winning — in unprecedented numbers this year. And the enthusiasm behind women candidates could help launch a female candidate to the top of the Democratic ticket in 2020. They're being fueled by women voters, particularly college-educated women, who are leading a national backlash against President Donald Trump, spurred in part by the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment. And some pollsters say there's evidence that female candidates in Democratic primaries are benefiting from … [Read more...] about 7 Democratic women to watch in 2020