Eileen Collins - first female commander of a Space Shuttle.

gunsandposes: “ Astronaut Eileen Collins photographed by Annie Leibovitz during training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Collins was the first female shuttle pilot (Discovery in

FELIX BAUMGARTNER is the first to break the sound barrier just by ... falling. Last October a balloon lifted him to the stratosphere. He jumped, parachuting a record 22.6 miles and hitting 843.6 mph. At 44, he now plans to pilot rescue helicopters.

FELIX BAUMGARTNER is the first to break the sound barrier just by . Last October a balloon lifted him to the stratosphere. At he now plans to pilot rescue helicopters.

Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut

Lift Off: China Launches Its First Female Astronaut Into Space

Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut It might not be a giant step for mankind, but Saturday’s launch of a piloted space capsule known as marks China’s breakthrough into the exclusive.

Joan Elizabeth Higginbothsm was the 3rd African-American woman to go into space

Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham (b. Aug American engineer former NASA astronaut. Flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission as mission specialist. Second Black Woman to become an astronaut. Via Wikipedia

Alexander Gerst

June --- Official portrait of European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit.

Astronaut Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-8 (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in 9-1/4 hours.

Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April The (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in hours.

The first Afghan female pilot

Funny pictures about The first Afghan female pilot. Oh, and cool pics about The first Afghan female pilot. Also, The first Afghan female pilot.

Space Shuttle - launch and re-entry suit - John Young.  Note - it's similar in appearence to the U2 high altitude suit

When the first shuttle flight, lifted off on April astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen wore the ejection escape suit modeled here. It's a modified version of a US Air Force high-altitude pressure suit.

to infinity and beyond

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Launch/Entry suit

ACES - Advanced Crew Escape Suit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Magnificent Seven: LIFE With America’s Mercury Astronauts | LIFE.com

Project Mercury astronauts pose in new pressure suits at Virginia's Langley Air Force Base, (Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) See more:

=10 Things You Must Do At Kennedy Space Center! #FLBlogTrip #Travel Great educational family travel destination.

Touch a moon rock, launch into space in a lifelike simulator, or learn how astronauts eat, drink and live in space.

Tips and hacks for visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida with kids | tipsforfamilytrips.com | spring break | summer vacation | winter break

Kennedy Space Center Tips and Hacks for Families

Some good tips for visiting Kennedy Space Center with kids.

Visiting Kennedy Space Center with Kids

If you are interested in visiting Kennedy Space Center with kids, do it and here is why! It makes an ideal day trip from Orlando or South Florida and has so much to offer.

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