Grounded: Why Thirteen Women Never Made It To Space

From 1959-1961, thirteen women passed all tests necessary to become astronauts, but were never allowed to go into space. But were they barred because of discrimination, or their own lack of experience? » 10/07/09 8:30pm 10/07/09 8:30pm

China Selects First Female Astronaut Candidates

China has selected 15 female and 30 male air force pilots as astronaut candidates. The country completed its first spacewalk last year, and its first two female astronauts (along with five men) will attempt three more missions by 2012. [AP] » 9/17/09 9:40am 9/17/09 9:40am

Moms In Space

Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki has been selected » 11/14/08 9:40am 11/14/08 9:40am to be a crew member on NASA's next space shuttle Atlantis flight, which is scheduled for February 2010. Yamazaki, who has a 6-year-old daughter, will be the second Japanese woman to fly into space and the first mom. Go moms! []