Celebrating Jerrie Cobb, Pioneer for Women in Space

Jerrie Cobb, a pioneer in the quest for women in space, has passed away at the age of 88. Born in 1931, she first flew an aircraft at age 12, and earned her pilot’s license at 16. Cobb was a member of the Mercury 13, a group of women who underwent all the same testing as the men of the Mercury Seven, but never saw spaceflight, due to their gender. Cobb was the author of two books about her life, and was the subject of an off-Broadway play.

Read More Celebrating Jerrie Cobb, Pioneer for Women in Space
Advertisements

In Space, No One Can Hear You Meow – A Sad Tale (Tail?) of the First Cat in Space

Animals will certainly join humans on our quest to colonize the planets and moons of our solar system. However, animals have not flown on space missions in quite a while, as space agencies are hesitant to bring them on involuntary journeys. The only cat to have ever flown in space, Félicette, is now being honored for her 1963 journey, with a new statue due to be erected in Paris.

Read More In Space, No One Can Hear You Meow – A Sad Tale (Tail?) of the First Cat in Space

Aztec Map Depicting Creation of Universe Seen on Tablet Found Outside Mexico City

An Aztec map depicting the creation of the Universe was recently discovered under a lagoon beside a volcano near Mexico city. This stone structure is believed to be roughly 1,000 years old. Cipactli, a mythical aquatic monster, is seen splitting heaven from Earth, bringing life into being. The tablet was placed in such a way […]

Read More Aztec Map Depicting Creation of Universe Seen on Tablet Found Outside Mexico City