It’s been half a century since humankind first landed on the moon. When astronaut Neil Armstrong took the first step in 1969, over half a billion people were watching at home for the climax of a Space Race between nations. Twelve people walked on the lunar surface as part of the Apollo missions, and today a new race to return to the moon is underway.
Polyakov's record-breaking trip to outer space saw him orbit Earth 7,075 times and travel nearly 187 million miles.
"I think it really is just a tribute to the legacy of the Black women astronauts that have come before me, as well as to the exciting future ahead," Watkins said.
NASA’s first all-female spacewalk just got canceled because there aren’t enough spacesuits that fit.
The NASA astronaut is set to depart on her historic mission to the space station in April.
The Shenzhou-12 craft connected with the Tianhe space station module, marking a milestone in China's space program.
The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.
The nine-member team plans to begin test flights in 2019.
Bean went on to become a professional painter.