Sally Ride was the first U.S. female astronaut to fly in space. Ride rode fire to orbit twice on missions STS-7 and STS-41G on the space shuttle. She lost a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012 – she was 61. Image Credit: Christopher Paluso and San Diego Air and Space Museum
NASA Astronaut Scott D. Altman speaks to students and staff at West Virginia University. Photo Credit: Alan Didion and Cathy Lally
Contributors: West Virginia University Engineering Students and Student Partnership for the Advancement of Cosmic Exploration (SPACE) members Alan Didion, Cathy Lally, and Amanda Thorp
NASA Astronaut Captain Scott Altman [...]
During yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, its Chairman Senator Jay Rockefeller asked the question how does human space exploration matter, not only today, but in the future? He also wanted to know how human space flight helps the human condition, sufficient to its budget, in America?
Senator Rockerfeller doesn’t see why [...]