Mission specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
35 years ago Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. But rather than focus on her own extraordinary achievements, her passion became boosting the number of girls pursuing STEM. Another pioneering astronaut remembers her friend and colleague.
Out there in space there is no air.
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Out there in space there is no air. If you took your helmet off, all the air you need to breathe would whoosh out.
Kids dream about going to space – and some very wealthy adults are booking tickets.
With any type of human exploration, there are risks as we push boundaries, and there are inevitably mishaps and fatalities as a result. Space tourism is no exception.
The human spine can withstand heavy lifting, according to the latest research.
Cosmic radiation is much higher today than it was during the Apollo era.
Kelly having a carrot snack in space.
It's been reported that astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has the same DNA as his twin brother after spending a year in space.
The first piece of the International Space Station was launched in 1998.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson suits up ahead of a spacewalk. Vomiting inside a spacesuit during a spacewalk could be fatal for astronauts.
The students of class 3E, Ferny Grove State School, want to know if astronauts get space sick when travelling to the International Space Station.
Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.
ISS and Endeavour seen from the Soyuz TMA spacecraft.
Sperm that's been to space is good enough to get mice pregnant – and give birth to healthy offspring.
Look ma, no gravity!
Every moment of life on our planet has had the force of gravity in the background. But the prospect of long-distance space travel means it's time to figure out what happens to our biology in its absence.
Separated at launch. Scott and Mark Kelly.
A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.
Using terrestrial forensic science to point the finger of blame to criminals in space will be much harder than it looks.
Giant leap – just give me a sec.
New research has found that Neil Armstrong's strong midwestern accent is making it impossible for us to work out what he actually said when he first set foot on the moon.
Right, time for a little zero gravity and chill…
What viewing on the International Space Station tells us about life among the stars.
Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra are about to return to Earth after a six-month stay at the ISS.
In theory, astronauts get the equivalent of a lethal x-ray dose during a six-month stay at the ISS. Here's why we don't have to worry too much though.
Ron Garan during one of his four spacewalks.
Former NASA astronaut Ron Garan speaks his mind about space travel, terraforming and religion.
Why weightlessness in space is about balancing forces rather than a lack of gravity.
NASA’s Orion spacecraft will be able to take humans further away from Earth than ever before.
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson at the International Space Station.
We are only starting to understand the impact of space travel on women's health. But a new study has just made it easier for astronauts to decide whether they want to stop their periods.