The Discovery Crew: the seven crew members for STS-96 pose for an inflight crew portrait at the completion of their assigned chores on the International Space Station (ISS) June 2, 1999.
Ellen Ochoa practices with a parachute during astronaut training in 1993.
1983: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, inspects her tools during her earth orbit in the Challenger shuttle STS-7.
Sally Ride, mission specialist on STS-7, monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the Flight Deck. Her flight procedures notebook floats in front of her.
1985: Members of the crew of Discovery Mission 51-G, experience weightlessness.
Astronaut Shannon Lucid gets yogic in the microgravity of space.
Mae Jemison appears to be clicking her heels in zero gravity in Spacelab Japan's science module aboard the Endeavour.
1983: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, takes a photo during her earth orbit in the Challenger shuttle STS-7.
NASA astronauts Kathryn D. Sullivan (left) and Sally Ride in the interior of the Challenger space shuttle, October 1984, showing off their design for a sleeping bag complete with restraints for zero gravity conditions.
McAuliffe represented the Teacher in Space Project aboard the STS 51-L/Challenger.
French astronaut Claudie Andre Dehaye is seen at the Gagarin Training Center in Russia.
1995: The crew of the Russion Mir missions Mir-18 and Mir-19 meet the crew of the American shuttle Atlantis mission STS-71 inside the Spacelab Science Module.
American astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot a space shuttle, at her station on the Discovery during the STS-63 mission,
Sally Ride inside the space shuttle 'Challenger.'
Susan J. Helms, STS-102 mission specialist, on the mid deck with both Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) space suits designated for extravehicular activity (EVA). 2001.
French astronaut Claudie Haignere trainings on 'Soyuz' space craft in Star City in 2001.
Astronaut Laurel B. Clark, STS-107 mission specialist, takes a brief break from science research on the mid deck of the Space Shuttle Columbia January 19, 2003.
Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, STS-107 mission specialist, looks over a procedures checklist in the SPACEHAB Research Double Module aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, 2003.
US astronaut Barry Wilmore (L) and Russia's cosmonauts Alexandr Samokutyaev (C) and Elena Serova attend a training session at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star City, outside Moscow.
Eileen Collins, pilot, handles transmitted messages from ground controllers in Houston as commander Charles Precourt looks on in May 24, 1997 during shuttle Atlantis mission over earth.