Category | Space History

By Susie Murph on November 22, 2016 in

Today, President Barak Obama awarded 21 extraordinary Americans the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. This award is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. One of […]

By Susie Murph on August 17, 2016 in

Dr. Katherine Johnson, a brilliant African-American mathematician who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, were mission-critical experts behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history — the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. And now this story, based on an adaptation of the Margot Lee […]

By Susie Murph on in

Press Release from the Astronomy Society of the Pacific, one of our CosmoQuest partners: San Francisco, California – August 15, 2016 – Dr. Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who calculated and verified the trajectories that took the first Americans into space and to the Moon, will be the inaugural recipient of the Astronomical Society of the […]

By Susie Murph on July 25, 2016 in

This infographic from Luke Kingman at Futurism tells the story of Margaret Hamilton, one of the world’s first software engineers. Her code saved the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Visit here to see the whole work!

By Susie Murph on June 2, 2016 in

This infographic about the fascinating evolution of space food comes courtesy of Joy Billings at