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The supermoon is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket that will launch the next crew to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Nov. 17.

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The supermoon is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket that will launch the next crew to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Nov. 17.

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from Stylist Magazine

Revolutionary pioneers

First woman in space. In 1963, former textile worker Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel to space. The 26-year-old Russian was the fifth cosmonaut to go into the Earth's orbit.

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See how the former Soviet Union planned to send astronauts to the moon using its N-1 rocket.

See how the former Soviet Union planned to send astronauts to the moon using its N-1 rocket.

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from Boston.com

The Baikonur Cosmodrome

A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. (CDT) on April 26, 2003

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Bear with me. A story here. Ramones--Rocket to Russia. I saw this album in a Rolling Stone magazine add and it so intrigued my 15 year old mind I bought it. Blind. I can honestly say this piece of vinyl changed the way I played and loved music from the moment the needle hit the record.

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Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space (1963). Also, first woman on an individual mission in space and - quite important! - first civilian cosmonaut. Now she is 77 and planning to go back on the orbit.

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