Today in space history…from now on.

Today we remember Colonel Eileen Collins, the first Female Commander of Columbia. She led the mission to deploy the Chandra Observatory into space. This $1.5 billion X-Ray telescope was the sister telescope to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Sadly, today we also mourn the loss of another female space pioneer. Sally Ride, first woman in space, died earlier today.

Their extraordinary lives and unique missions here on earth will always be intertwined.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s