Retired NASA astronaut Frank Borman signs fifth-grader Derek Contreras' arm Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz., after speaking with students from Mission Manor Elementary School about his trips to space. Col. Borman served as commander of the Gemini 7 and Apollo 8 missions in the 1960…
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to ride with her husband and a friend.
In this image from television on Feb. 11, 2003, international space station commander Ken Bowersox, center, hands the microphone to Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, left, during a news conference from the space station. At right is science officer Don Pettit. (AP Photo/NASA TV)
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a cover version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" that was posted on YouTube Sunday, one day before his departure from the orbiting lab.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, an astronaut on the International Space Station is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his custom version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Four crew members of the Space Shuttle Challenger walk from their quarters at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., en route to the launch pad Jan. 28, 1986. Challenger exploded moments into the launch, killing all seven of the crew, including, from front: pilot Mike Smith, school teacher Christa McAu…
Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, one of the keynote speakers at opening of the Democratic National Convention, responds to greetings on floor of Madison Square Garden, Monday, July 12, 1976, New York. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
A smiling Neil A. Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 flight which will land him on the moon, digs into his pre-flight breakfast steak, July 16, 1969, Cape Kennedy, Fla. Armstrong will take man�s first steps on the moon if the Apollo 11 flight goes as scheduled. (AP Photo/Pool)
Astronauts David Scott, left, and Neil Armstrong walk down a corridor of Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, HI, March 18, 1966 for a night�s rest before continuing their journey from Okinawa to Cape Kennedy to report on the emergency that brought an abrupt end to their space flight in Gem…
Astronaut Sally Ride says she is at Kennedy Space Center to cheer her fellow astronauts on when they launch Space Shuttle 8 early, Tuesday morning, August 29, 1983. Ride, who was a member of the crew for Space Shuttle 7, says her whole flight was "fun." (AP Photo/Brian Russell)
U.S. astronauts laugh while standing around models of the Atlas and nose capsule designed to carry them into space in San Diego, California September 25, 1959. From left are Walter Schirra, J.R. Dempsey, executive of convair, maker of Atlas, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Alan Shepar…
WASHINGTON — Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, retired astronaut Mark
Kelly, is on the cover of the December issue of the men’s magazine