Mae C. Jemison became the first female African-American space traveler in the United States, according to NASA.

Black History Month: Famous Black Engineers and Scientists

Mae Jemison Becomes First African American Woman in Space On this day in Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel through space. She served as Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on

Record number of NASA astronaut applications 2/19/16 More than 18,300 people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class – almost three times the number received in 2012. Astronaut Terry Virts conducts a spacewalk during an orbital sunrise: NASA

Record number of NASA astronaut applications More than people applied to join NASA’s 2017 astronaut class – almost three times the number received in Astronaut Terry Virts conducts a spacewalk during an orbital sunrise: NASA

NASA astronauts are venturing out into space to install a component key to the…

Watch NASA astronauts spacewalk to install a

On December Scott participated in his third spacewalk with NASA astronaut Time Kopra. Tim Kopra is pictured in the image during his three hour and sixteen minute spacewalk.

First woman astronaut in space, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova.

Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, first mother in space. - Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, first mother in space.

NASA Astronaut Applicants Skyrocket As Trump Gains Popularity -- Coincidence

NASA Astronaut Applicants Skyrocket As Trump Gains Popularity -- Coincidence?

NASA Astronaut Applicants Skyrocket As Trump Gains Popularity -- Coincidence

If you have a taste for adventure to go where few have gone before, then you might want to sign up to be a NASA astronaut.

NASA Is Accepting Astronaut Applications, and This Quiz Will Tell You if You Qualify

If you have a taste for adventure to go where few have gone before, then you might want to sign up to be a NASA astronaut.

NASA Has An Earth-Shattering Number Of Astronaut Applicants

NASA Has An Earth-Shattering Number Of Astronaut Applicants

A lot of Americans want to leave the planet, apparently.

A record number of Americans applied to become a NASA astronaut #Science #iNewsPhoto

A record number of Americans applied to become NASA astronauts

NASA will start accepting  astronaut applications next month

NASA will start accepting astronaut job applications next month

NASA will start accepting astronaut applications next month

NASA Astronaut Applicants Skyrocket As Drumpf Gains Popularity -- Coincidence?

NASA Astronaut Applicants Skyrocket As Trump Gains Popularity -- Coincidence?

Huffington Post tries to make a joke. Doesn't realize Obama and Bernie cut NASA while Trump supports protecting it.

The 2013 group is second only to the 1978 batch of hopefuls. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are selected to become astronauts.

Near-record Number of Astronaut Applicants (Infographic)

Find out how many applications NASA receives for astronaut training, and how many are accepted, in today's LiveScience GoFigure infographic.

NASA has officially opened up its application period for a new class of astronaut candidates. Submit your application from now until February.

You can now officially submit an application to be a NASA astronaut

If you want to be a space explorer, you’re one step closer to quitting your day job. NASA is now accepting applications for its astronaut program. It's the first time the space agency has opened up.

NASA Now Accepting Astronaut Applications | Complex

NASA Now Accepting Astronaut Applications

A complex simulation tank called the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, located near the Johnson Space Centre, is used to train astronauts for space operations.

NASA: Calling all wannabe astronauts

NASA: Calling all wannabe astronauts

Nasa astronaut Jeff Williams floats inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) Monday, June 6, 2016. The crew of the International Space Station entered the newly expanded pod Monday to collect air samples. As is customary, they wore goggles and cloth masks in case of floating debris

The moon set to get space station made of inflatable modules in 2022

Nasa astronaut Jeff Williams floats inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) Monday, June 6, 2016. The crew of the International Space Station entered the newly expanded pod Monday to collect air samples. As is customary, they wore goggles and cloth masks in case of floating debris

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