While Ride's first flight came 20 years after Tereshkova's, it’s Ride who really broke the barrier for women aspiring to become astronauts.
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Something about Bieber going into space just doesn’t sit well.
This is the first time the devil's cabbage has gotten this high. Or is it?
Rocks zoom by the Earth pretty frequently. Sometimes they come so close they fall through the atmosphere.
Astronomers are surprised to have observed a neutron star do something they'd never been seen to do before: slow down.
The poor bastard didn't even last a month.
Three people just paid $4 million to go into space with Leonardo DiCaprio. This is the future of space travel.
As space goes commercial, the biggest goal for NASA right now is to get more people flying for less money.
While it might be overshadowed by viral videos, there is still science on the ISS.
The creator's behind slap!HQ bring a cosmic enigma to life.
NASA's planet-finding telescope is now on life support: Here's why it mattered.
Col. Chris Hadfield managed to do what nobody's done before: he sent millions of eyeballs directly into orbit.
The ISS astronauts have more important things to worry about than the blue screen of death.
Man, we all know space is beautiful, but this photo from our old pal Hubble is melting my mind right now.
Intergalactic space—at least in one instance—may not be as empty as we thought.
Isn't it a little unsettling that a project as huge as an interplantary Internet is being masterminded by a Google employee?
Don't you think you'd be a bit nervous to become the first person to walk on the Moon?
"It is unacceptable that we don't currently have an American capability to launch our own astronauts," the NASA chief says.
And scientists are going to use it to learn about hurricanes here at home.
Virgin Galactic today broke the sound barrier in its first rocket flight test of its SpaceShipTwo, and now the private spaceflight company has released video.
The company claims it's now on track to complete its first full space flight by the end of the year.
The Moon is fair game to private companies as far as NASA is concerned.
In a worst case scenario, tiny runaway pieces of debris could cause a catastrophic domino effect, with each new junk projectile leading to yet more destructive trash that could eventually pulverize everything in orbit.