Fifty years ago, first woman to fly in space wore world's first mission patch | collectSPACE
Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago on June 16 launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok 6, set a record by becoming the first woman in space. But her gender wasn't the only way that Tereshkova contributed to the cultural history of space exploration — she also wore the first (hidden) mission patch.
Awesome Photos of NASA Equipment Tests
There's no hardware as cool as space hardware. And there's nothing cooler than watching astronauts and scientists testing out equipment to take us off-world — even equipment that was never used. Here are our favorite images of NASA testing its equipment on Earth.
Grumman LM (Lunar Module)
Here are some more images of Dragon's 1/48 scale Grumman LM (Lunar Module) Eagle used in the Apollo 11 landing. From Wikipedia" The Apollo Lunar Module (LM), also known as the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), was the lander portion of the Apollo spacecraft built for the US Apollo program by Grumman to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface and back. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969–1972. The LM, consisting of an Ascent stage and Descent stage, was ferried…
Getting ready for a trip to the International Space Station
Getting ready for a trip to the International Space Station NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is wearing a training version of her Extravehicular Mobility Unit. She’s about to begin a spacewalk training...