Category: women in space

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.

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

Astronaut Sally Ride, June 1983. (NASA)

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in training. (via)

Future astronauts explore binary asteroids, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

NASA art by Tom Newsom.

Adventure on Space Station Freedom, 1989, created by Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried, art by Mike Roy, courtesy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.