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Kids and Teens Biography Astronauts


About John Glenn - World Book encyclopedia article about the life of John Glenn, the first American to orbit in space.

About Ronald McNair, PhD - African American astronaut who died in the Challenger explosion.

Adm. Alan Shepard, Jr. - A biography and 1991 interview with the first American to go into space.

Astronauts - Brief biographies of two Canadian astronauts, Roberta Bondar and Ken Money.

Christa McAuliffe - Biography of the teacher astronaut who died in the Challenger explosion.

Comrade Kosmonaut - All about the Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.

Diaries of Roberta Bondar - All about the first Canadian woman to become an astronaut and fly in space.

Dr. Ellen Ochoa - Ellen Ochoa is the first Hispanic female astronaut.

Dr. Mae Jemison - About the first African American woman astronaut.

Dr. Ronald E. McNair - Biography of the astronaut from the University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Ronald McNair - A brief biography of one of the Challenger astronauts.

Dr. Sally Ride - Biography of the first American woman to orbit the earth.

Eileen Collins - Short biography of the astronaut.

Eileen Marie Collins - Official NASA biography of the first woman to command the Space Shuttle.

Ellen Ochoa - Biography of the Hispanic engineer and astronaut.

Ellen Ochoa - NASA's biography of this three-time mission payload specialist.

Gagarin, Yuri - Encyclopedia article about the world's first astronaut.

Glenn, John Herschel, Jr. - From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Guion Bluford - Biography of the first African American to go into space.

Jim Lovell, an Astronaut's Story - Extensive biography of one of the Apollo 13 astronauts.

John Glenn: Three Orbits to History - Presents a brief multimedia history of John Glenn's Mercury flight, the first American mission into Earth orbit.

John Hershel Glenn, Jr. - Student's report about John Glenn, first American to orbit in space.

Julie Payette - Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to participate in the assembly of the International Space Station.

Lt. Col. Eileen M. Collins - Text, video and audio interviews with the first woman shuttle commander.

Mae Jemison - The first African American woman to enter space.

Neil A. Armstrong - Biography of the first man to step on the earth's moon.

Roberta Lynn Bondar - Canadian astronaut biography from NASA.

Ronald E. McNair - Biography on the Ronald E. McNair scholarship website at the University of Kansas.

Sally Kristen Ride - First American woman in space.

Sally Ride 1951- - Biography of the astronaut from the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Story Musgrave, M.D. - An American astronaut who has flown six missions into space.

Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna - World Book encyclopedia article about the famous Russian cosmonaut.

Valentina Tereshkova - The Russian cosmonaut was the first woman to travel in space.

Yuri Gagarin - Article about the Russian astronaut, the first man in space.

Yuri Gagarin - Very brief biography of the Russian cosmonaut.