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Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut

China has sent its first woman into space on a mission to dock with an orbiting station, the latest step in an ambitious programme to go to the moon and on to Mars. Photo: China's first female astronaut Liu Yang, waves during a sending off ce...

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Neil Armstrong getting suited up for his Gemini 8 mission. This is where he learned orbital docking for the moon mission. March, 1966.

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Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. was an American naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and NASA astronaut who in 1961 became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space.

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