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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks Female Record With 8 Spacewalks

Having already made history as the oldest female NASA astronaut to travel in space, Peggy Whitson has made history again. Read More »

MAKER Nichelle Nichols and More Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "Star Trek"

Fifty years ago today, the voyage of the starship Enterprise set off for the first time on televisions around the world. Read More »

Meet the "Rocket Girls" Who Launched America Into Space

While the NASA "Rocket Boys" are often recognized for their work testing early rocket engines, America's space launch history is tied to a little-known fact: the exclusive group of mathematicians and scienti Read More »

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win Space Ice Cream to Celebrate #MakeSpaceForWomen

To celebrate the launch of astronaut Cady Coleman, we're giving away FREE space ice cream — that's right, ice cream you can eat here on Earth, or in space (in case you're planning o Read More »

Get to Know Astronaut Abby

Abby Harrison's dreams are big — so big that they're out of this world, literally.  Read More »

This Day in History: Svetlana Savitskaya’s Space Walk

30 years ago today, Svetlana Savitskaya was welding metal in space. In the temperate outer space climate of minus 455 degrees fahrenheit, Svetlana tested and repaired parts of the Salyut 7 space station in her red-striped spacesuit. Read More »