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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Astronaut Anne McClain talks moonwalks and Mars mission with McMorris Rodgers

After their children’s space walk together 220 miles above the Earth’s surface, the mothers of astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague made a toast together in Coeur d’Alene. “The stress …


Even from space, Anne McClain stays tethered to young people in Spokane

As a preschooler, she set her mind to becoming an astronaut. Now, a big part of her mission is talking to young people about space, science and service.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Richland woman among astronaut candidates completing their NASA training in January

Navy Lt. Kayla Barron, 32, will be among the 11 astronaut candidates graduating from spaceflight training next month. Any of those astronauts could be selected for manned missions to the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019

Local astronaut Anne McClain, filmmaker José Franciso Salgado give Spokane Symphony audience a view of the stars

Anne McClain, Spokane native and visitor to the International Space Station, helped introduce films of the moon and planets this weekend to sold-out Spokane Symphony shows. McClain later spoke with …


Anne McClain looks forward to sharing experiences with her hometown

For Anne McClain, it’s all about sharing the experience of spaceflight, especially with people in her hometown. This weekend, the astronaut will be onstage at Martin Woldson Theater at the …


‘It’s about inspiring people’: Astronomer spends months gathering visual elements for his films

The images are out of this world, but, for José Francisco Salgado, the music comes first. Salgado is an astronomer who creates films to accompany orchestral music. This weekend, he’ll …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit

NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station.



UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Astronaut Anne McClain shares space stories, urges students to rise above challenges in Gonzaga Prep speech

The Army lieutenant colonel, a G Prep alumnus from the class of 1997, steered clear of the controversy surrounding her talk, instead taking students on a visual journey following her …


YWCA Women of Achievement: Astronaut selected for award in science, technology and environment

Like many children, Anne McClain wanted to be an astronaut when she grew up. It’s a dream that falls by the wayside for most, but McClain stuck with it and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Shawn Vestal: Students will turn out to see astronaut and Spokane native Anne McClain this week – but some schools are staying away

Gonzaga Prep invited students from several local schools to attend a presentation by Anne McClain. But some schools passed on the chance, including Cataldo Catholic School. The reason? Some upset …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Anne McClain responds on Twitter to scrutiny of her access to estranged wife’s bank account from space

A Spokane native and decorated NASA astronaut on Saturday denied allegations she committed identity theft by accessing her estranged wife’s bank account while aboard the International Space Station.


Rob Curley: Subscribing in space

The customer call that came one day last December was different than any other. A longtime resident wanted daily delivery of The Spokesman-Review. At the International Space Station.


That’s no turret: Artist offers a different take on The Spokesman-Review building

Self-taught artist puts a new twist on Spokane’s iconic landmarks.


NASA astronaut, Spokane native Anne McClain returns to Earth, shoots for the Moon

After 204 days in space, Spokane native Anne McClain returned to Earth on June 24, and she said the experience of actually living in space made her want to go …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain back on Earth

After 204 days in space, Spokane astronaut Anne McClain returned to Earth.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Live from the International Space Station: Astronaut Anne McClain speaks to Spokane students at Gonzaga Prep

Nearing the end of her six-month mission on the International Space Station, the Spokane native urged students to stay focused on their dreams and provided a personal narrative of the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain nabs Easter feast for International Space Station

A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1-day journey from Virginia.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Spacewalking astronauts tackle battery, cable work

Spacewalking astronauts completed battery and cable work outside the International Space Station on Monday despite communication trouble that sometimes made it hard for them to hear.


Spokane astronaut Anne McClain tackling battery, cable work in Monday spacewalk

Spacewalking astronauts are tackling battery and cable work outside the International Space Station. It’s the third spacewalk in just 2


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain addresses spacesuit issue, ‘SNL’ skit in ‘Today’ interview from International Space Station

Spokane native Anne McClain addressed the space suit sizing controversy on the TODAY show – two days after she was parodied on Saturday Night Live.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Spokane astronaut McClain backs up decision to cancel first ever all-female spacewalk

Spokane native and NASA astronaut Anne McClain said she made the recommendation to swap her out of what would have been the first all-female spacewalk in history. “Leaders must make …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

NASA reassigns Spokane native Anne McClain, delaying first all-female spacewalk

McClain was expected to participate in the history-making event on Friday with fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch, but the agency said Monday that crew members had been reassigned, in part …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame announces 18 induction finalists

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, national Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning and longtime the Rev. Percy “Happy” Watkins could all be inducted into Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame this spring.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain will be member of first all-female spacewalk on ISS

Spokane native Anne McClain will be making history as part of NASA’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

Christmas in space: Spokane’s Anne McClain, crewmates celebrate holiday aboard International Space Station

Spokane native Lt. Col. Anne McClain and NASA Expedition 58 crewmates spent Christmas enjoying a holiday meal, sharing gifts and calling down to family members from the International Space Station.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain boards International Space Station as Gonzaga Prep follows the journey

Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows October’s aborted mission.


Astronaut and Spokane native Anne McClain blasts off Monday

When Lt. Col. Anne McClain was a child, her dream was to become an astronaut. This month, that dream becomes reality.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain selected for space mission

Anne McClain is going to space. The 38-year-old Spokane native


Doug Clark: Gonzaga Prep grad earns astronaut pin

Talked to an American hero the other day. West Point grad. Two master’s degrees, one in aerospace engineering, the other in international relations.