Geschichte | History

Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in space during America's first spacewalk on June 3, 1965 © NASA

A Visual History of Spacewalks

„Fifty years ago, on June 3, 1965, Ed White performed America’s first spacewalk—giving the country a much-needed space boost and a well-loved space hero. The half-century of extravehicular activity (EVA) that has followed is the legacy of White and the other early pioneers. Here is a look at some of the high points. March 18, […]

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Peggy Whitson nears, but downplays, space record

Article on – written by William Harwood „Astronaut Peggy Whitson, making her third flight aboard the International Space Station and her second as commander, already is the world’s most experienced female spacewalker. In a few days, she will become NASA’s most experienced astronaut with more than 534 days aloft. In an interview Wednesday with […]

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Dr Jeanette J. Epps

Dr Jeanette J. Epps On Spending Six Months in Space

My Story: Dr Jeanette J. Epps on spending six months in Space She has a PHD in Aerospace Engineering, worked for the CIA in Iraq and once lived 50ft underwater. But in 2018, NASA’s Dr Jeanette J. Epps, 46, will undergo her most ambitious mission yet… „Being an astronaut is one of those jobs where […]

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The last man to walk on the moon

Remembering Apollo 17’s Gene Cernan – the last man to walk on the moon By Elizabeth Howell, Seeker – „Gene Cernan, the last human to walk on the moon, died last week at age 82. The naval aviator joined NASA in 1963 and remained with the agency for over a decade, flying three times in space. […]

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Soyuz TMA-19M – Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

By Doug Millard, Science Museum, London „Curator Doug Millard explores the story of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. It is the first flown, human-rated spacecraft to be acquired by the United Kingdom, and today (5 December 2016) joins the Science Museum Group’s space technologies collection. Soyuz TMA-19M will go on display in the UK in 2017. […]

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Frauen auf der Raumstation – international

Geballte Frauenpower gibt es auch im Weltraum. Im Zeitraum von 1998 bis 2014 fanden insgesamt 78 Missionen zur Internationalen Raumstation (ISS) statt. In 38 Fällen waren Raumfahrerinnen mit an Bord – auch in leitender Position. Dabei stachen von den insgesamt 33 Frauen manche ganz besonders hervor. Nancy Jane Sherlock Curie reiste als erste Frau am […]

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