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Space for Everyone: 30 Years Since STS-41G, Progress in Spaceflight Diversity

The crew of STS-41G, 1984: Seated (from left) are Jon McBride, Sally Ride, Kathy Sullivan, and Dave Leestma, with (from left) Paul Scully-Power, Bob Crippen, and Marc Garneau standing. This mission proved to be a watershed moment in spaceflight diversity in a year of firsts. Photo Credit: NASA

Thirty years ago yesterday (Oct. 5, [...]

Veteran Astronauts Dave Leestma and Andy Thomas Depart NASA

Between them, Dave Leestma and Andy Thomas launched aboard no less than seven shuttle missions. This view shows the early-morning ascent of STS-77 on 19 May 1996, which marked Thomas’ first flight. Photo Credit: NASA

With seven space missions, two EVAs, and almost 200 cumulative days in orbit between them, two of NASA’s best [...]

The Astronaut As Enigma: An Interview With Lynn Sherr, Author of 'Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space'

Journalist Lynn Sherr’s new biography illuminates the professional and personal accomplishments of one very unique spaceflight pioneer: Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space. Photo Credit: NASA

Sally Ride, like Neil Armstrong before her, was an American pioneer who was (understandably) more than a little reluctant about being placed under the media’s microscope. [...]

NASA and the White House Pay Tribute to Sally Ride

Photo Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA and President Obama are honoring the life and legacy of Sally Ride on the day a national tribute was held for the first American woman in space.

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Florida Space Day Closing Ceremonies Highlight Current State of Space Industry

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace with elements provided by Space Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Whenever NASA announces that a contract is open for bidding, the competition between aerospace firms can be fierce. However, these divisions fade on Florida Space Day, as teams consisting of representatives from United Launch Alliance work side-by-side [...]

Voices: Interviews from Inside and Outside the Space Community on Florida Space Day

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — AmericaSpace would be remiss if we did not show some of the other amazing interviews conducted during Florida Space Day. Therefore, we wanted to compile them here for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned for a video of the reception that was held to close out [...]

Interview with Florida Senator Thad Altman on Florida Space Day

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Florida Space Day had almost concluded when Florida Senator Thad Altman stopped by for a visit. Given that the Space Coast falls in Sen. Altman’s district, we had contacted him earlier in the day and were pleased when he stopped by to speak with us. [...]

Interview with Astronaut Bob Crippen on Florida Space Day

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — It’s not every day that you get to sit down with a United States space flight legend—but that’s exactly the opportunity afforded to AmericaSpace, when the pilot of the very first space shuttle mission, Robert “Bob” Crippen, spoke with us about why he was helping [...]

Florida Space Industry to Visit Capitol

Photo Credit: Cocoa Beach Photography / Mike Howard

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla (Feb. 7, 2013) — Representatives from Florida’s aerospace industry will visit Tallahassee on March 6, 2013, to participate in Florida Space Day 2013 and share with legislators opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation’s space program.

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Spaceflight Pioneer Sally Ride Loses Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

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

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