Jarita Holbrook

Jarita Holbrook
Credit: AAAS portrait photographer.
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Occupation: Professor of Astronomy

Year born: 1965

Research Areas: History, Cultural Studies of Astronomy, African Indigenous Astronomy


Allan Chapman

Occupation: Historian

Year born: 1946

Research Areas: History of Science, History of Astronomy, Broadcasting


"Historians of astronomy…are… people with a broad and open-minded curiosity about those forces which drove human endeavour in the past."

Human Space Flight

Astronaut Bruce McCandless floating freely
in his space suit
Credit: NASA

How many astronauts can you name? Maybe 1 or 2? Well done if you can name more than 5! But did you know more than 500 people from more than 30 countries have been to space?!