• Yang lei

    Yang lei
    Yang Liwei,« yahng lee way» (1965-...), was the first astronaut launched into space by the Chinese space program. Astronauts in the Chinese space program are identified by several names. One name often used is taikonauts. Yang’s flight aboard the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft took place in October 2003. During his 21 hours and 23 minutes in space, he orbited (circled) Earth 14 times. He landed safely in Mongolia. With Yang’s flight, China joined Russia and the United States as the only countries to have
  • ISS

    International Space Station is a large, inhabited Earth satellite that more than 15 nations are operating in space. The first part of the station was launched in 1998, and the first full-time crew—one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts—occupied the station in 2000.
  • First man on the moon and space

    First man on the moon and space
    Armstrong, Neil Alden (1930-...), a United States astronaut, was the first person to set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle on the moon. Armstrong left the module and explored the lunar surface. Upon taking his first step onto the moon, he said: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." But the word a was lost in radio transmission.
  • First 7 people in space

    First 7 people in space
    Cooper, Gordon (1927-2004), a United States astronaut, was the first person to make two orbital space flights. Virgil I. Grissom made two space flights before Cooper did, but Grissom did not orbit Earth during his first flight.
  • First woman to command a shuttle

    First  woman to command a shuttle
    Collins, Eileen Marie (1956-...), is the first woman to command a space shuttle. She commanded the shuttle Columbia on an orbital flight from July 23 to 28, 1999. During the flight, the shuttle launched the Chandra X-ray Observatory, an orbiting telescope. Collins also commanded the shuttle Discovery from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2005, the program's first flight following the 2003 loss of Columbia.
  • qq

    Sally Kristen (1951-...), was a United States astronaut who became the first American woman to travel in space. In June 1983, she and astronauts Robert L. Crippen, John M. Fabian, Frederick H. Hauck, and Norman E. Thagard made a six-day flight on the space shuttle Challenger. During the mission, Ride and Fabian launched communications satellites for the Canadian and Indonesian governments and conducted experiments involving the production of pharmaceuticals. In addition, they tested the shuttle'