Carpenter was a true leader in NASA’s campaign to reach space with his efforts in Project Mercury
His work in the field of solar physics changed our understanding of the Sun
Why the first American woman in space will be remembered forever.
We’ve been a space-faring species for over half a century thanks to Yuri Gagarin, our first cosmic explorer
The rocketeer who laid the foundations for the space program
Rubin became the first person to provide evidence for the existence of dark matter
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
Meet the father of the Apollo programme
The life and work of one of the world’s greatest scientific minds
As the first primate in space, Ham paved the way for human exploration
The staunch space heroine who blazed a trail for female astronauts
The unsung hero who built NASA into the world’s greatest space agency.
Read on to learn more about the peculiar life of the last great naked eye astronomer
We take a look at the life so far of one of the greatest physicists of the modern day.
Tereshkova became the first woman to enter space in 1963
The physics pioneer best known in the space industry for his famous Fermi paradox
How the ‘Father of Rocket Science’ went from working for the Nazis to becoming an American space hero
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
In a time of gender prejudice, these women were denied the chance to fly into space, despite their obvious and remarkable capabilities