NASA Space Shuttle

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison has flown in space on both the NASA Space Shuttle and on the Starship Enterprise. And, along the way, she became the first female African American astronaut to travel into orbit. Read More »

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

Anna Fisher is an emergency physician, a Shuttle flight veteran, and the longest serving American astronaut. And one photo of her has gone viral! Read More »

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

On Rhea Seddon's Space Shuttle flights her training as a medical doctor was pivotal. Read More »

Eileen Collins: The First Woman Space Shuttle Commander

Eileen Collins: The First Woman Space Shuttle Commander

With the launch of Columbia on July 23, 1999, Eileen Collins became the first woman astronaut assigned Commander of a Space Shuttle mission. Read More »

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

Sally Ride was one of the first six women NASA astronauts in 1978. All six made it into space. Read More »

Did Star Trek Get It Right?: USS Enterprise vs. International Space Station (Part 1)

Did Star Trek Get It Right?: USS Enterprise vs. International Space Station (Part 1)

"These are the voyages". Just how correct is Star Trek's "future" so far? Read More »

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on “The Amazing Flight Software People”

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on “The Amazing Flight Software People”

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane has some thoughts about the IBM team who built the Shuttle onboard flight software. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Amazing Flight Software People

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Amazing Flight Software People

The people who designed, tested and supported the Space Shuttle Flight Software were the most exceptional technical team I’ve encountered. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: An Era Ends, A New Age Begins

Space Shuttle First Flights: An Era Ends, A New Age Begins

Space Shuttle is ended. The future of near-earth manned spaceflight is now in the hands of private industry. As I believe it should be. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Legacy of Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Legacy of Space Shuttle

Was Space Shuttle worth it? The International Space Station. The Hubble Space Telescope. How do you set a value on something that humans had only dreamed about? Read More »

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