World Space Week | Explorers and Scientists

Space Explorers and Scientists

Space Shuttle - April 1983

Credit: NASA

Discovery Lifts Off

Credit: NASA/Tony Gray and Tom Farrar

Alan Bean with Lunar Soil

Credit: NASA

The Brightness of the Sun

Credit: NASA

Mae Jemison

Credit: NASA

Space Explorers: The View from Outer Space

Celebrating the dedication of Space Explorers who have expanded human knowledge of our universe and beyond.

A young man dreams of becoming an astronaut at a time when America currently has no vehicle capable of human space flight.
i want to be an astronaut

Yuri Gagarin

By: Gleb from Victoria
"Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!"

Neil A. Armstrong

By: Soo Han from San Diego
Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

Mae Jemison dreamed of going to space since childhood.
Mae Jemison
Credit: Courtesy of NASA

Commander Chris Hadfield

By: Wendy Jewell from The My Hero Project
Commander Chris Hadfield is the first Canadian to become the commander of the International Space Station.

Valentina Tereshkova

By: Alina from Novosibirsk
Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman and first civilian to fly in space.

Sally Ride

By: Sara

On the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1982, she became the first American woman to go up in space.

Guion S. Bluford, Jr.

By: Jonathan from Michigan

He went from Boy Scout to aerospace engineer to first African American in space as an astronaut on the Challenger flight.

John Glenn

By: Kathy Crockett
John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth.

Annie Glenn

By: John Glenn

John Glenn on his hero, his wife: Annie inspired a lot of people to get treatment for their disabilities. Through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), she would meet with people to tell her story and how she stuck with her treatment. by John Glenn

Bonnie Dunbar

By: Kristine from Everson

Her first mission was aboard the STS 61-A Challenger. Bonnie Dunbar also started a scholars program for students in aerospace and engineering.

Chiaki Mukai

By: Claudia Herrera Hudson
Chiaki Mukai is the first female Japanese astronaut.

Judith A. Resnik

By: Alyssa from Ohio
Judith A. Resnik inspired others with her determination to become a scientist and an astronaut.

Ellison S. Onizuka

By: Jeff Liu
Ellison S. Onizuka has a legacy that continues to live on after the Challenger disaster.

Kathy Sullivan

By: Raquel Diaz-Sprague
Kathy Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space.

Jim Lovell

By: Kevin from Knightdale
Jim Lovell responded quickly and calmly during crises on two Apollo missions.

Ellen Ochoa

By: Daniel Chavez
Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman astronaut.

Yury Usachev

By: Vera from Korolev

The most famous Russian cosmonaut, Yuri has experienced four space flights.

Christa McAuliffe

By: Susannah Abbey
Christa McAuliffe was the first teacher to fly in space.

1st of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons released from space

By: MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer


Chris Hadfield by Olivia from Alberta, Canada

By: Olivia
I chose Chris Hadfield Because he is a astronaut and i really like space

Valentina, First woman in space by MaRiana from US

By: Mariana
Valentina, First woman in space celebrated by Mariana

Neil Armstrong by Sarah Dutton of Kentucky

By: Sarah Dutton
Word Art Describes the life of Neil Armstrong


By: conor

NASA The Grand Tour Poster

NASA Celebrates 40 years of Voyager Exploration

Scientists: Making Space Exploration Possible


Celebrating the scientists who had the incredible imagination and dedication to consider space exploration possible, and to expand the limits of science and human potential.

Chaos and Geomagnetic Reversals

Credit: Christophe Gissinger <br> Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences / Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Hubble Mosaic of the Majestic Sombrero Galaxy

The Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

Starburst Galaxy M82

Infant Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Light Echo from Star V838 Monocerotis

Galileo Galilei

By: Patricia from Spokane

First to use a telescope to observe the stars and planets.

Nicolaus Copernicus

By: Michelle from Everson
Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to propose that the planets orbit around the sun.

Maria Mitchell

By: Shannon from USA

First woman astronomer.

Albert Einstein

By: Richard V. Duffy
Albert Einstein believed in the power of imagination.

Sergey Korolev

By: Evgenia from Korolev

Instrumental in the first artificial Earth satellite, reaching the Moon and Venus, and the first flight of Yuri Gagarin

Clifford V. Johnson

By: Jennifer Lauren Lee
Clifford V. Johnson is a string theorist who studies the makeup of the smallest particles of the universe.

Merieme Chadid

By: Rebecca Miller
Merieme Chadid is an astronomer from Morocco who did research at the South Pole.

Dr. France Cordova

By: Barbara Field
Dr. France Cordova is a renowned astrophysicist who has broken gender and cultural barriers.

Lucy McFadden

By: Lauren Zeranski

Researches the evolution of the solar system through planetary bodies like asteroids and comets.

Andrea Ghez

Her research helped prove the existence of a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

Paul Sipiera

By: Betty Bailey
Paul Sipiera led an expedition into Antarctica to find meteorites for NASA.

Tania Ruiz

By: Star Lawrence
Tania Ruiz is an astrophysicist committed to science education and helping women reach their goals.

Connie Samaras

By: Jonathan Cohen
Connie Samaras has created media archives for deep space voyages.


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Last edited 10/21/2018 11:57:22 PM by Jeanne Meyers