spaceexp:

Former Astronaut, USAF Col. Eileen Collins
Source: AGeekMom

spaceexp:

Former Astronaut, USAF Col. Eileen Collins

Source: AGeekMom

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The most British photo ever of an astronaut (via @astro_timpeake)

The most British photo ever of an astronaut (via @astro_timpeake)

bobak:

I didn’t get to post much about ‪#‎SDCC‬, but I had to share this, because I can’t even explain how hard it is to believe my life is what it is. To be on a panel with people I’ve admired for years, to help represent the NASA I’ve loved since childhood, to be surrounded by such incredible people - it’s all still surreal. This pic from Veronica McGregor is of our panel, with Astronauts Mike Fincke, Buzz Aldrin, Seth Green, me, and Dr. Jim Green (no relation).
Here’s more on the panel: http://space.io9.com/nasa-advocates-for-mars-mission-to-a-overfilled-room-at-1611104964

bobak:

I didn’t get to post much about ‪#‎SDCC‬, but I had to share this, because I can’t even explain how hard it is to believe my life is what it is. To be on a panel with people I’ve admired for years, to help represent the NASA I’ve loved since childhood, to be surrounded by such incredible people - it’s all still surreal. This pic from Veronica McGregor is of our panel, with Astronauts Mike Fincke, Buzz Aldrin, Seth Green, me, and Dr. Jim Green (no relation).

Here’s more on the panel: http://space.io9.com/nasa-advocates-for-mars-mission-to-a-overfilled-room-at-1611104964

Astronaut Mike Massimino Departs NASA for University Position
In a statement released today, NASA confirmed Mike Massimino has left the organisation to take up a full-time position at Columbia University. 

Astronaut Mike Massimino Departs NASA for University Position

In a statement released today, NASA confirmed Mike Massimino has left the organisation to take up a full-time position at Columbia University. 

archivesfoundation:

Happy birthday, John Glenn! Born on July 18, 1921, he was a U.S. Marine who served in both World War II and the Korean War. In 1959, he was chosen as one of the original group of seven astronauts for NASA’s Project Mercury, and then on February 20, 1962, he became the first American to orbit Earth, as well as the fifth human in space.
After many years in the military and at NASA, Glenn served as a US Senator from Ohio for 24 years. In 1998, at the age of 77, Glenn returned to space to study the effects of space flight on the elderly.
Image: “Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Mark IV Pressure Suit, 01/23/1962”

archivesfoundation:

Happy birthday, John Glenn! Born on July 18, 1921, he was a U.S. Marine who served in both World War II and the Korean War. In 1959, he was chosen as one of the original group of seven astronauts for NASA’s Project Mercury, and then on February 20, 1962, he became the first American to orbit Earth, as well as the fifth human in space.

After many years in the military and at NASA, Glenn served as a US Senator from Ohio for 24 years. In 1998, at the age of 77, Glenn returned to space to study the effects of space flight on the elderly.

Image: “Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Mark IV Pressure Suit, 01/23/1962

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colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

lightthiscandle:


(April 1970)—-Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan (right), backup crew commander of the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission, pours a scoop-full of sample material into a bag held by astronaut Joe H. Engle, Apollo 14 backup crew lunar module pilot. The two joined the prime crew members and other Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) personnel on a training trip to various areas of Hawaii. Here in Kapoho, the two backup crew members for NASA’s next lunar landing mission are taking part in a full simulation of a traverse on the lunar surface. Note the check-list on Cernan’s left wrist. He carries a penetrometer in his belt. The terrain in this area bears many similarities to that on the lunar surface. (Photo credit: NASA)

Why, hello.

lightthiscandle:

(April 1970)—-Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan (right), backup crew commander of the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission, pours a scoop-full of sample material into a bag held by astronaut Joe H. Engle, Apollo 14 backup crew lunar module pilot. The two joined the prime crew members and other Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) personnel on a training trip to various areas of Hawaii. Here in Kapoho, the two backup crew members for NASA’s next lunar landing mission are taking part in a full simulation of a traverse on the lunar surface. Note the check-list on Cernan’s left wrist. He carries a penetrometer in his belt. The terrain in this area bears many similarities to that on the lunar surface. (Photo credit: NASA)

Why, hello.

womeninspace:

Crewmates Samantha Cristoforetti and Anton Shkaplerov together during the roll out of Soyuz TMA-13M.
Source: Samantha Cristoforetti

womeninspace:

Crewmates Samantha Cristoforetti and Anton Shkaplerov together during the roll out of Soyuz TMA-13M.

Source: Samantha Cristoforetti

The crew of STS-124 pose for a photograph inside Kibō, the module delivered and installed on the ISS on this mission. STS-124 began with Space Shuttle Discovery’s launch on 31 May 2008.
Top row: Mark Kelly (Commander), Aki Hoshide, Ron Garan (Mission Specialists). Bottom row: Ken Ham (Pilot), Karen Nyberg, Mike Fossum (Mission Specialists). Not shown are Mission Specialists Greg Chamitoff, who launched with STS-124 for a long-term stay on the ISS, and Garret Reisman, who returned to Earth from his long-stay ISS mission with the STS-124 crew.

The crew of STS-124 pose for a photograph inside Kibō, the module delivered and installed on the ISS on this mission. STS-124 began with Space Shuttle Discovery’s launch on 31 May 2008.

Top row: Mark Kelly (Commander), Aki Hoshide, Ron Garan (Mission Specialists). Bottom row: Ken Ham (Pilot), Karen Nyberg, Mike Fossum (Mission Specialists). Not shown are Mission Specialists Greg Chamitoff, who launched with STS-124 for a long-term stay on the ISS, and Garret Reisman, who returned to Earth from his long-stay ISS mission with the STS-124 crew.

womeninspace:

Jeanette Epps gets suited up with help from Koichi Wakata for an EVA preparation session. Often a spacewalk is practiced on the ground first, to foresee problems for the astronauts up in space.
Source: NASA ISS imagery

womeninspace:

Jeanette Epps gets suited up with help from Koichi Wakata for an EVA preparation session. Often a spacewalk is practiced on the ground first, to foresee problems for the astronauts up in space.

Source: NASA ISS imagery

From Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid): “Take note @Astro_Alex - you gotta do the next one!! Please be kind my friend”

From Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid): “Take note @Astro_Alex - you gotta do the next one!! Please be kind my friend”