Yuri Kondratyuk

Yuri Vasilievich Kondratyuk, a Ukrainian and Soviet spaceflight pioneer, was born June 21, 1897. Actually, he was born Aleksandr Ignatyevich Shargei, but in 1917, he decided he had had enough of army life and deserted, and was forced to go into hiding for four years....

Making Space: Pioneering Women in Aerospace

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of 19th amendment’s ratification. To acknowledge this important anniversary, discover the untold story of women in aviation and space exploration.

Return to the Moon and On to Mars

Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, an aerospace engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center, will discuss how recent work at NASA to develop human landers at Mars is influencing new lunar lander vehicle designs. The goal is to develop and utilize technologies that will increase sustainability and lower costs on future missions.

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