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The first science artist to draw accurate pictures of Mars and the Moon

Although largely unknown today, astronomer-artist Lucien Rudaux was the grandfather of all modern space art. During the height of his career in the 1920s and 30s, he produced spacescapes of such accuracy that they still hold up well even today.

At 56, Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Female Astronaut

U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson gestures before the launch of the Soyuz MS-03 spaceship to the International Space Station on Thursday.

July 21, 2011. Space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) lands at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF), completing the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program. Photo credit: NASA HQ