Category: portrait

(Salt Spring Island Archives)

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She was born on this day in 1927.

Neil Armstrong, dressed for the Moon, 1969.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She became the first woman in space on June 16, 1963.

Portrait of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by Nikolai Fedorovich Surin (1925-1993). Gagarin soared into history on April 12, 1961 when he became the first human to travel in outer space.

Stephen Hawking, 1985, pencil sketch by Yolanda Sonnabend, courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Astronaut Kalpana Chawla poses for her official NASA portrait, March 8, 2002.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She was born on this day in 1927.

Astronaut Eileen Collins, photographed by Annie Leibovitz at the Johnson Space Center, 1999.

(Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum)