Ocean-Mapping Satellite Launched

The ocean-mapping satellite was Seasat 1, launched by the United States on June 26, 1978. Continue reading

Astronaut Dr. Anna L. Fisher

American astronaut, Dr. Anna L. Fisher was a mother and crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery mission Continue reading

Valentina Vladimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: Валентина Владимировна Терешкова, IPA: [vɐlʲɪnʲˈtʲinə vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvnə tʲɪrʲɪʂˈkovə] (About this soundlisten); born 6 March 1937) is a member of the Russian State Duma, engineer, and former cosmonaut. Continue reading

Russian Cosmonaut Valentina Viadimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova

Valentina Viadimirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova was the first female Soviet cosmonaut in 1961 Continue reading

Vanguard I Satellite

The Vanguard I Satellite was powered by photovoltaic cells and launched on March.17, 1958 by the U.S. Signal Corps. Continue reading