Throughout the ages, that which is beyond our planet has fascinated people. Some have been so drawn to the study of space that they have devoted their lives to advancing their and our knowledge of the subject. On this page, you will find a list of some of the dedicated people who have made major contributions to our knowledge and interest in space science. You may read a biography on each of these trailblazers by selecting their name.
|John Couch Adams||Neil Armstrong||Tycho Brahe||Jocelyn Bell Burnell|
|S. Chandrasekhar||Franklin Chang-Díaz||Eileen Collins||Nicolaus Copernicus|
|Albert Einstein||Galileo Galilei||Yuri Gagarin||John Glenn|
|Stephen Hawking||Caroline Herschel||Mae Jemison||Sergei Korolev|
|Urbain Le Verrier||Isaac Newton||Sally Ride||Carl Sagan|
|Alan Shepard||Valentina Tereshkova||Clyde Tombaugh|
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