Astronaut Friday: Mae Jemison

It’s Friday and you know what that means…we’re highlighting another awesome astronaut! This week, the spotlight is on retired NASA astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be selected as an astronaut and fly into space. On September 12, 1992, Jemison launched into orbit aboard the shuttle orbiter Endeavour

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Astronaut Friday: Sunita “Suni” Williams

To kickoff Women’s History Month, today’s astronaut Friday post is dedicated to NASA astronaut Sunita “Suni” Williams, a true pioneer in STEM education and space flight. Williams is the second woman of Indian decent to fly into space (Kalpana Chawla was the first). She crewed Expedition 14/15 and Expedition 32/33, and logged

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Astronaut Friday: Ronald McNair

In honor of Black History month, today’s Astronaut Friday post is dedicated to remembering a truly remarkable space pioneer, astronaut Ronald McNair. In 1984, McNair became the second African American in space aboard Challenger for STS 41-B, just months after Guion Bluford had become the first aboard STS-8. An accomplished

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Astronaut Friday: Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr.

  We’re back today with another Astronaut Friday post to celebrate the end of the week and an inspiring astronaut! Today’s featured space traveler is a veteran of four space flights, who served as mission specialist aboard STS-8, the first mission to launch (Aug. 30, 1983 at 2:32 am) and

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Astronaut Friday: Andrew “Drew” Feustel

We’re ringing in the New Year with a new astronaut Friday post, honoring an astronaut who truly had a remarkable 2018! Andrew “Drew” Feustel was selected by NASA in 2000, and has journeyed into space a total of three times to date. His first mission was in 2009 with STS-125

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Astronaut Friday: Ronald Evans

He only flew into space once, but boy did he make it count. Today’s Astronaut Friday post goes out to a truly amazing astronaut, Ronald “Ron” Evans, who we remember for his historic flight aboard Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to the Moon. He spent a career total of

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Astronaut Wednesday: Brian Duffy

This week, we’re mixing it up to bring you an Astronaut Wednesday post! Today’s featured astronaut has a lot of spaceflight experience. From an early age, he was interested in space and was inspired by the astronauts before him to pursue a career in the aerospace industry. After retiring from

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Astronaut Friday: Mike Hopkins

There are many reasons to celebrate the end of the week, like an astronaut Friday post! Today’s featured astronaut is Mike Hopkins, a current NASA astronaut with an experience-filled past and wide-open future. Read on to see some of the cool things Mike has done, and will do, for NASA.

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Astronaut Friday: Walter “Wally” Schirra

It’s Friday and that means we’re highlighting an astronaut! Today’s featured space traveler is one of NASA’s “Original Seven” astronauts. To commemorate the anniversary of his Apollo 7 flight (Oct. 11), and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program, we’re remembering astronaut Walter “Wally” Schirra. In total, Schirra flew aboard

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Astronaut Friday: Walt Cunningham

Astronaut Friday is a way for us to explore the biographies of astronauts who you may not know much about. There may be a movie coming out about Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin may have a Twitter feed, but do you know much about Apollo era astronaut Walt Cunningham? The

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