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Astronomy and Space Exploration History

Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn from their experiences in exploring the universe. Find the information you need on space exploration and astronomy history.
  1. Astronomy History (10)
  2. Space Exploration History (37)

Eclipses and Humans
A look at eclipses and how people have observed and used them throughout our history.

The Mars Exploration Rovers
A quick look back at ten years of Mars exploration by the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Spirit and Opportunity.

Water on Mars
A look at why planetary scientists are interested in finding water on Mars and other system bodies.

African-Americans in Astronomy and Space
During February, the U.S. celebrates Black History Month. Here at About Astronomy and Space, join us as we discover the importance of this month.

African-Americans in Astronomy and Space - African-American (Black) History...
African-Americans have played a major role in the history of the United States of America and have much to be proud of. Here, we would like to celebrate just a few of the achievements of African-Americans in the fields of astronomy and space.

Astronomy and Space Timeline - Table of Contents
The history of astronomy and space exploration timeline.

Top 10 People I Would Like to Meet and/or Have Dinner With
Here is a list of the top 10 astronomy and space people I would like to meet and/or have dinner with. Unfortunately, it probably will not happen. Several names on my list are now dead and the odds are against my meeting the living members as well.

Women's History Month - Contributions of Women to Astronomy & Space Exploration
The week was chosen to coincide with International Women's Day, March 8. Three years later, congress finally established a National Women's History Week, which finally became Women's History Month in 1987.

Want to Know How A Black Hole Swallows Stars?
Want to Know How A Black Hole Swallows Stars? A story about how computer models help astronomers understand black hole eating habits.

The Amazing Hubble Space Telescope
A look at the Hubble Space Telescope, its instruments, and overall mission.

Cosmic Beauty
A trip through just a few of Hubble Space Telescope's many beautiful space images.

Astronomers See "Cosmic Mirages"
A look at gravitational lensing, a natural phenomenon in space that is helping astronomers look at very distant obects.

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