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Space Women in 2013

The earth has made yet another round around the sun. And what a year it was.

The highlight was of course the spaceflights of Karen Nyberg and Wang Yaping. Karen Nyberg launched on the 28th of may on her first long duration mission to the International Space Station. She spend a total amount of 166 days adn a little over 6 hours in space and landed safely back on earth on the 11th of November. She had the position of flight engineer and amongst other captured and docked the HTV-4 and the Cygnus capsule to the space station.

During this mission Wang Yaping also flew into space on the Shenzhou X mission to the Chinese space station Tiangong-1. The mission launched on 11th of June and lasted 14 days. She became the second Chinese woman to fly into space and the 57th women overall. On the 20th of June she gave a lesson from space which was followed by over 60 million Chinese students.

In 2013 NASA also introduced a new astronaut class, giving hope for the future. This was the first astronaut class which was composed of 50% males and 50% females.  Jessica Meir, Christine Hammock, Nicole Mann and Anne McLain were the lucky women to be picked. along with their male counterparts Tyler Hague, Victor Glover, Andrew Morgan and Josh Cassada they will be training to become the new astronauts of NASA.

NASA was not the only one with plans to send people into space. Axe held a competition to send people into space on a Lynx suborbital spaceplane. Out of the 23 worldwide winners, 2 were female. Norwegian Tale Sundlisæter and Malaysian Pirada Techavijit have succeeded to secure their seats into space. Tale and Pirada are true space enthusiast, they both studied satellite space systems and are working in the space industry. On top of that Tale is the Norwegian national point of contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council.

As it goes with live, people have also passed away this year. Most notably astrophysicist Margherita Hack passed away on June 29th. She was the first women to head the Trieste Astronomical Observatory and a passionate science advocate. There was also the loss of Jerri Truhill, female test pilot and part of NASA’s Mercury 13 program. After Mercury 13 she spent her time flying around in a pink World war 2 fighter.  

A number of the women we have seen working in space have also changed jobs. Lori Garver, previously Deputy Administrator of NASA, started work as General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association in September. Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan was appointed Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting NOAA Administrator early in 2013. Canadian astronaut Julie Payette has become the Chief Operating Officer for the Montreal Science Centre. NASA Astronaut Pamela Melroy had worked for the FAA, but this year decided to join DARPA as Deputy Director of the Tactical Technology Office. Astronaut Susan Helms was nominated to become vice commander of the US Air Force Space Command, however she decided to retire, which caused the nomination to be withdrawn. 

As a last highlight of 2013 we should not forget that Sally Ride received the Presidential Medal of Freedom as well as the Space Foundations General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award posthumously.

Hopefully next year will be just as exciting. There are 2 women, Yelena Serova and Samantha Cristoforetti, scheduled for missions to the space station. And, if we’re lucky, Virgin Galactic or the Chinese will surprise us.

Happy 2014 to everyone, make it a good one!

猜猜我是誰~~(#

*以underswap為主世界
*還不太會描寫個性(跪
*無特別cp小心食用
*這是上篇



「I catch you!You it!!」

       Sans悄悄的去碰了一下Papyrus大聲的喊出,把那個正在打鼾的給嚇醒了,Papyrus揉了揉眼眶,看著跑走的藍色背影,笑了笑起身

「Well,那我來抓你了。」
「Whaaaa!我才不怕你呢!」

       那人轉身向後狂奔,一邊發出大笑的聲響,Papyrus聳肩,緩緩的小跑著追逐,開始在snowdin

「Sans你在哪啊~,I’m coming。」

       Papyrus回想著小鎮的狀況,猜想自家兄弟會躲在哪裡,他去了謎題那看了看,發現了一個藍色的小身影,正想著“找到了”的時候,對方剛好轉身,Papyrus停下腳步,前面那個人是ice cap,他有些疑惑,因為ice cap身上正穿著Sans的服裝,他上前去詢問

「Hey!Kid,你怎麼會有這件衣服?」
「Sans說讓我穿的,他前不久在鎮上發送類似的服裝,大多數的人都選擇穿上了」
「是嗎?好吧!謝啦kid。」

       Papyrus笑了笑,跟ice cap道別後回到鎮上,他根據習慣走到了muffet's,想回頭在去找人時,透過玻璃意外的看到有一個人坐在他常坐的位置,白色的頭灰色的衣服

“看來我找到了”他這麼想著

       走進muffet's準備給兄弟來個驚喜,他安靜的走到小骷髏身後,突然捂住他的眼睛

「抓到你了!Nya heh heh。」
「Well,你說抓到誰了。」
「嗯?你不是我兄弟。你是?」
「嗨Pap,我的確是你兄弟,但也不是,I’m sans。這裡跟grillby's很像呢!但我還是比較喜歡grillby's。」

       Sans聳肩,無奈被抓來作客的他只好到這來,不過也不錯,回去可以建議Muffet開家這個,他想,他應該也會常常光顧。
       跟Sans的淡定相反,此時的Papyrus有點訝異,看著眼前的Sans,應該說是ut!sans,Papyrus大概猜出對方為何在這了,為了確認,他開口

「Sans邀請你來的吧。我那“骨”靈精怪的兄弟給你填了點麻煩,你知道他在哪嗎?」
「Ha ha ha,這不錯,我是知道的,但抱歉,我答應他不能跟你說了。」
「好吧,那跟我說他還邀請誰可以嗎?」
「Yape,這倒是可以,剛貌似有看到fell跟ink,沒記錯的話……,啊!還有swapfell,那傢伙可真危險。」
「好,我知道了,謝啦。」
「看來你今天有得忙了。」
「是呀!」
「Good luck。」
「I well。」

       與ut!sans道別,Papyrus走出店,望著下著雪的天空,點枝煙叼著,心中嘆著氣

“接下來可有趣了。”


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