Category: astronaut

Astronaut Mae Jemison, first African-American …

Astronaut Mae Jemison, first African-American woman in space, seen here aboard the Shuttle Endeavour, September 1992. Via @usnatarchives.

(National Archives)

Sally Ride and helmet.

Sally Ride and helmet.

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 29, 1965, a U.S. …

TODAY IN HISTORY – On August 29, 1965, a U.S. Navy doctor examines Gemini 5 spaceman Gordon Cooper after his return from 8 days in space.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The picture is an accident, …

TODAY IN HISTORY: The picture is an accident, but let’s run with it: On August 29, 1965, after splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean, Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Cooper is hoisted up to a U.S. Navy helicopter. (NASA)

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt on the Moon, …

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt on the Moon, December 13, 1972. (NASA)

The crew of space shuttle mission STS-9, launc…

The crew of space shuttle mission STS-9, launched into orbit aboard the Columbia on 12 January 1986.

(NASA)

Astronaut Tom Marshburn reflected in the visor…

Astronaut Tom Marshburn reflected in the visor of spaceman Christopher Cassidy, July 2009.

(NASA)

Happy Birthday to astronaut Mark Lee, born on …

Happy Birthday to astronaut Mark Lee, born on August 14, 1952. Seen here floating 130 nautical miles above the Earth during shuttle STS-64 in 1994.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The great Neil Armstrong, fi…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The great Neil Armstrong, first human to walk on the Moon, was born August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Earth. Pictured here on April 22, 1969 training for the Apollo 11 mission on a simulated Moon at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Apollo 15 spaceman Jim Irwin on the Moon, Augu…

Apollo 15 spaceman Jim Irwin on the Moon, August 1, 1971. (NASA)