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
Did this Soviet cosmonaut crash back to Earth screaming in rage at his superiors?
The man without whom NASA might never have made it to the Moon.
On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11’s launch to the Moon, we profile the man who experienced one of the most profound bittersweet moments of all time
On this day in 1868 an unsung astronomer, who helped to discover our place in the universe, was born
One of NASA’s most decorated flight directors for whom failure was not an option.
Why the first American woman in space will be remembered forever.