The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
Meet the father of the Apollo programme
The life and work of one of the world’s greatest scientific minds
The maverick astronaut who became known to many as the Comeback Kid
The man who overcame ridicule to launch the age of space exploration
How one dog went from being a stray on the streets of Moscow to the first animal to orbit the Earth
He won the Nobel Prize for his revelations in the field of physics
Savitskaya paved the way for female cosmonauts
How this entrepreneur is almost single-handedly ushering in a new era of private space exploration through his company SpaceX.
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
As the first primate in space, Ham paved the way for human exploration
The staunch space heroine who blazed a trail for female astronauts
Read on to learn more about the peculiar life of the last great naked eye astronomer
The unsung hero who built NASA into the world’s greatest space agency.
We take a look at the life so far of one of the greatest physicists of the modern day.
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
Fifty-five years ago today, Tereshkova became the first woman to enter space
In a time of gender prejudice, these women were denied the chance to fly into space, despite their obvious and remarkable capabilities