How one dog went from being a stray on the streets of Moscow to the first animal to orbit the Earth
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
On this day in 1868 an unsung astronomer, who helped to discover our place in the universe, was born
Fifty-two years ago today, Tereshkova became the first woman to enter space
The staunch space heroine who blazed a trail for female astronauts
Meet the father of the Apollo programme
The physics pioneer best known in the space industry for his famous Fermi paradox
Savitskaya paved the way for female cosmonauts
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
The rocketeer who laid the foundations for the space program
As the first primate in space, Ham paved the way for human exploration
Rubin became the first person to provide evidence for the existence of dark matter
The man who overcame ridicule to launch the age of space exploration
Read on to learn more about the peculiar life of the last great naked eye astronomer
The life and work of one of the world’s greatest scientific minds
The crew of Apollo 1 were the first fatalities in America’s space programme, but they will forever be remembered as pioneers of manned space exploration
The man without whom NASA might never have made it to the Moon.
How the ‘Father of Rocket Science’ went from working for the Nazis to becoming an American space hero
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.