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
The man without whom NASA might never have made it to the Moon.
Did this Soviet cosmonaut crash back to Earth screaming in rage at his superiors?
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.
We’ve been a space-faring species for over half a century thanks to Yuri Gagarin, our first cosmic explorer
Rubin became the first person to provide evidence for the existence of dark matter
The rocketeer who laid the foundations for the space program
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
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
How one dog went from being a stray on the streets of Moscow to the first animal to orbit the Earth
How this entrepreneur is almost single-handedly ushering in a new era of private space exploration through his company SpaceX.
As the first primate in space, Ham paved the way for human exploration