Last Wednesday, NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history as she blasted off on a SpaceX rocket. Dr. Watkins is now the first Black woman to serve on a long-term mission to the International Space Station.
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In today's news roundup, Nicaragua's president wins an election that's widely seen as unfair, toxic foam covers a river being used in a religious festival in India, and four astronauts have to wear diapers because of a broken toilet in their return capsule.
In today's news roundup, a major US health company is hit by a massive computer attack, a new emir takes over in Kuwait after Sheikh Sabah dies, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to vote from space.
Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, has added another "first" to her list of successes. She's now the first woman to reach Challenger Deep - the deepest point in the sea.
Last Thursday, American astronaut Christina Koch arrived back on Earth after 328 days in space. That's the longest spaceflight ever made by a woman, and just one of the many things Ms. Koch achieved in space.
SpaceX, a company working to supply NASA with spacecraft, has successfully tested its emergency escape system. During the test, the part of the ship that holds people was safely carried away, while the main rocket exploded.
A floating computer assistant called CIMON 2 has been sent to the International Space Station. CIMON will work for the next three years to help the astronauts, and also to be "someone" they can talk to.
In today's news roundup, the auto workers' strike against General Motors could end soon, NASA astronauts make the first all-female spacewalk, and a map in a children's movie causes political trouble in Asia.
Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are twin brothers who worked for NASA. When Scott was chosen for a year-long trip to space, NASA used the twins to learn how people are affected by long trips in space.