• Four-member SpaceX crew nears rendezvous with space station

    A four-member SpaceX Crew Dragon team, including a Russian cosmonaut and the first Native American woman sent to orbit, neared a planned rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday to begin a five-month science mission. The latest NASA expedition to the orbiting laboratory was due to arrive shortly before 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) following a 29-hour flight to the orbital laboratory as it circled the globe some 250 miles (420 km) above Earth. The autonomously flying Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Endurance, soared into orbit on Wednesday atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • SpaceX delivers Russian, Native American women to station

    A Russian cosmonaut who caught a U.S. lift to the International Space Station arrived at her new home Thursday for a five-month stay, accompanied by a Japanese astronaut and two from NASA, including the first Native American woman in space. The SpaceX capsule pulled up to the station a day after launching into orbit. It was the first time in 20 years that a Russian hitched a ride from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the result of a new agreement reached despite friction over the war in Ukraine.

  • Texas marks second year of Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognition, along with Columbus Day

    For the second year, Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day will both be celebrated in Texas on October 10.

  • Ukrainian Parliament calls on international community to support the self-determination of Russia's Indigenous Peoples

    KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - THURSDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2022, 19:50 The Verkhovna Rada [Ukraine's parliament - ed.] has appealed to the international community to support the right to self-determination of the indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation.

  • American Indian College Fund Invests in Tribal College Faculty Development

    Project to Build a Culture of Research for Transformative ChangeDenver, Colo., Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- October 6, 2022, Denver, Colo.— Faculty are essential to creating a thriving academic and cultural environment at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). They teach and advise students, develop culturally relevant curricula, and take on administrative duties. Yet faculty often are unable to learn from one another or foster relationships in the research arena to focus on research acti

  • Nicole Aunapu Mann Becomes First Native American Woman in Space: I Hope It 'Will Inspire'

    The only other Native American individual to have traveled to space is John Herrington, who flew on a shuttle mission to the International Space Station in 2002