Things We Saw Today: NASA’s Peggy Whitson Became the Oldest Female Astronaut
We are ready for our launch tomorrow! All #smiles today during our crew press conference in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. pic.twitter.com/1j8ZMLMOsN
— Peggy Whitson (@AstroPeggy) November 16, 2016
This past weekend, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set an unusual record: at age 56, she’s the oldest woman in space. While on her current assignment at the International Space Station, she’s also projected to become the U.S. astronaut who has spent the most time in orbit. (via NPR)
- The Hollywood Reporter has put together an actress roundtable featuring Taraji P. Henson, Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Naomie Harris, Isabelle Huppert, Natalie Portman, and Emma Stone. There are a lot of compelling anecdotes shared in there, especially from Henson.
- Giphy’s “Date Night with Mom” tag includes some fun gifs for Gilmore Girls fans.
- LEGO is putting out a cool-looking, stretchy-armed mini-fig of Ms. Marvel!
- Trump’s latest picks for his transition team oppose net neutrality. Oh, and Trump’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services is Tom Price, who believes the “homosexual agenda” poses a health risk. Have we mentioned to our American readers lately that it’s always worth taking the time to call your representatives?
- Here’s the first trailer for ABC’s When We Rise, a historical drama about Stonewall and the gay rights movement:
What did you all see today?
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