International Space Station

Human Space Exploration Update (August 14-30, 2017)

Honoring Peggy Whitson:  NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson honored by ‘Makers’ as trailblazing woman in space (video)  Astronaut Peggy Whitson has been honored by a trail blazing group of women called “Makers.” A biochemist, Whitson has commanded the International Space Station twice in three long duration missions to the orbiting science lab. She returns to Earth in early September as the U.S. record holder for time accumulated in space over a career.

3-D Printing:  3-D printing and in-orbit manufacturing promise to transform space missions  California based Made in Space, Inc., may be changing the way space hardware launches and reaches its destinations with demonstrations of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, aboard the International Space Station.  (See also: Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D printed satellite)

Citizens for Space Exploration – a pro-space, taxpayer, grassroots advocacy group Citizens Space Explorateion_logo( – has traveled to Washington, D.C. the past 24 years to meet face-to-face with Members/staff of Congress to discuss the value of America’s investment in space exploration. In order to sustain that dialogue on a regular basis, Citizens distributes “Space Exploration Update” to Congressional offices on a weekly basis. The intent is to provide an easy, quick way to stay abreast of key human space exploration program and policy developments.