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Remembering Space’s Female Pioneers

As we honor the historic heights reached by both Valentina Tereshkova and Sally Ride, here’s a look back at 50 years of women in space.

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Remembering Sally Ride, Space Pioneer

Take a look back at the incredible career of astronaut Sally Ride, who died Monday at age 61.

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7 Things You May Not Know About John Glenn and Friendship 7

On the 50th anniversary of this historic space flight, here are some facts you might not know about the first American to orbit the Earth.

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Slideshow: When Artifacts Become Astronauts

From Amelia Earhart’s scarf to part of a 16th-century warship, explore historic items that hitched a ride into the final frontier on the space shuttle.

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Video: Space Shuttle Milestones

As the countdown to the final space shuttle launch begins, explore some of the program’s most unforgettable moments.

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30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program

On the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle program, we take a look at its three decades of exploration, innovation and drama.