Category: women in science

Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols with Apollo 12 moonwalker Alan Bean at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas, March 4, 1977.

Fidel Castro and cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in Cuba, October 1963.

Space selfie by Sunita Williams, February 4, 2007.

Astronaut Karen Nyberg on the impossibility of reproducing wonder. 

Via @nasa​.

(NASA Johnson)

March 4, 1977: Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols with Apollo 12 moonwalker Alan Bean at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas.

First African-American woman in space Mae Jemison and NASA spacesuit team manager Sharon McDougle working together at Johnson Space Center in 1992. (NASA)

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

The amazing women behind the Apollo 11 spacesuit. Clip from the NASA documentary Moonwalk One, 1971.

Astronauts explore binary asteroids, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, the “Mother of Hubble,” was born on this day in 1925. She passed away last year. (NASA History Office)