Pioneering women in space: A gallery of astronaut firsts

Image 1 of 22 (Image credit: Roscosmos) First woman in space: Valentina Tereshkova The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, blazed a trail for the many female spaceflyers who would follow.¬†Tereshkova, a Soviet cosmonaut, was selected from more than 400 applicants to launch on the Vostok 6 mission June 16, 1963. She was 26 at … Read more

‘Moon Gallery’ prototype arrives at space station with 64 works of art

Packed among the scientific research and crew supplies delivered by a cargo craft to the International Space Station early Monday morning (Feb. 21), was a small purple box “housing the seeds of a future, interplanetary culture.” Or so reads the inscription printed on the side of the canister. Dubbed the “Moon Gallery”, the collection of … Read more