Today marks the 55th anniversary of the 1st woman in space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova launched on the Vostok 6 mission June 16, 1963. Valentina spent nearly 3 days in space and orbited Earth 48 times.
It's been 20 years since Discovery pulled away from Russia’s Mir for the final time, closing out missions that cemented a new partnership & laid much of the groundwork for the construction & operations of the @Space_Station. Read more about STS-91: https://t.co/YMnhmoW674
Two studies report that HD 163296, a relatively young 4 million year old star that is 330 light years distant, has three planets. Observed with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile, all three are Jupiter sized. https://t.co/iOuHwdoNts
28-year-old @NASAHubble is awaiting a pair of successors to join it in space, @NASAWebb & WFIRST. Discussions are already underway on what comes after, including space telescopes equipped to directly image extra solar planets. MORE: https://t.co/NclNkDyKa7