Well, they had fun on the Moon 😂
Astronaut, a vocationMan’s first steps on the Moon in 1969 and soon on the planet Mars, stays longer and longer in space… Manned space missions are the ultimate adventures of humanity, always in search of pushing back boundaries of its knowledge and of its borders. Astronauts are the heroes of these adventures and ambassadors of… Read more
Fifty years ago, first woman to fly in space wore world's first mission patch | collectSPACE
Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago on June 16 launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok 6, set a record by becoming the first woman in space. But her gender wasn't the only way that Tereshkova contributed to the cultural history of space exploration — she also wore the first (hidden) mission patch.
Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage photographed from Command Module
Description The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard, is photographed from the Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit. This view is looking west with the earth rising above the lunar horizon. Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon. The Lunar Module is approaching from below. The mare area in the background is…
NASA's first all-women spacewalk features Michigan native
From the two astronauts to the flight director and flight controller, the team will embark on an expected seven-hour spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. One of these astronauts, Christina Hammock Koch, happens to be a Grand Rapids native.
Awesome Photos of NASA Equipment Tests
There's no hardware as cool as space hardware. And there's nothing cooler than watching astronauts and scientists testing out equipment to take us off-world — even equipment that was never used. Here are our favorite images of NASA testing its equipment on Earth.
Gemini Titan Launch Art Print by Stu Shepherd
Gemini Titan Launch art print by Stu Shepherd. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
5 Astronauts More Badass Than Any Action Movie Hero
Please excuse the brevity of this article. A true list of everyone who was awesome in space should be everyone who ever went to space.
Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. prepares for testing in a capsule of the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Shepard would go on to be the first American to enter space. Image # : G60-02402 Date: January 1, 1960