Space has been called the final frontier and some have spent their entire lives trying to get there. Jerrie Cobb was denied the chance to become the first female American astronaut to go to space. Others chose space as their final resting place, as they were "buried" in the atmosphere when their ashes were sent to space in a rocket. Space's appeal extended to Roswell, New Mexico, where residents claim aliens touched down.
The launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on May 30th marked the first time that NASA astronauts took off from U.S. soil since 2011. The event also represented the first time a commercially designed and built spacecraft carried astronauts, an achievement that SpaceX and Boeing have vied for for years under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. At a recent Generation Z-organized event called "Day of Healing: Radical Artivism," we spoke with young Black Lives Matter activists about the movement and the intersection between holding systems accountable, healing and helping each other.
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