Astronaut of the Month

  • Astronaut of the Month - Gus Grissom

    Virgil (Gus) Grissom was born on April 3, 1926 in Indiana. Intent on flying, he became an aviation cadet for the Army Air Force during his senior y...
  • Astronaut of the Month - Valentina Tereshkova

    Valentina Was a Russian Cosmonaut and the first woman in space! Read more about her here!
  • Astronaut of the Month - Alan Shepard

    Alan Shepard grew up wanting to fly. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1944, Shepard served on the USS Cogswell where he saw active combat...
  • Astronaut of the Month - Jim Lovell

    James (Jim) Lovell was born on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. An Eagle Scout, he graduated from high school in Milwaukie, Wisconsin, and joined...
  • Astronaut of the Month - Yuri Gagarin

    Born in a town that would later be renamed in his honor, Yuri Gagarin was born on March 9, 1934, and after surviving the German occupation of much ...