Category: astronaut

On February 20, 1962, aboard the Friendship 7,…

On February 20, 1962, aboard the Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth, circling the globe three times in four hours, 55 minutes.

February 17, 2010 – Astronaut Nicholas Patrick…

February 17, 2010 – Astronaut Nicholas Patrick works a 5-hour, 48-minute shift outside the International Space Station. Hang on!

(NASA)

Astronaut Mae Jemison, first African-American …

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

(National Archives)

February 15, 2008 – Astronaut Rex Walheim hold…

February 15, 2008 – Astronaut Rex Walheim holds on to a handrail while working outside the International Space Station. (NASA)

February 13, 1975 – Astronaut Vance Brand and …

February 13, 1975 – Astronaut Vance Brand and cosmonaut Valeri Kubasov train for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. (NASA)

February 12, 1969 – Apollo 11 astronaut Neil A…

February 12, 1969 – Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong trains at the Lunar Landing Research Facility at NASA Langley. (NASA)

Pamela Lee’s portrait of space pioneer B…

Pamela Lee’s portrait of space pioneer Buzz Aldrin in the Gemini 12 capsule, with his slide rule floating in front of him. Inscribed by the astronaut: “01: 03: 27: 51. ‘I’ve been having a ball floating around in here.’ BUZZ ALDRIN.”

February 7, 1984 – Bruce McCandless goes…

February 7, 1984 – Bruce McCandless goes on an untethered walk in space. 

February 7, 1984 – High above Earth, astronaut…

February 7, 1984 – High above Earth, astronaut Bruce McCandless II goes on an untethered spacewalk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit, free-flying to a distance of 320 feet away from the Space Shuttle Challenger.

(NASA)

February 7, 1984 – Astronaut Bruce McCan…

February 7, 1984 – Astronaut Bruce McCandless takes a walk outside the Space Shuttle Challenger