Tagged: space

Apollo 8: First broadcast from the Moon

The Apollo 8 mission in December 1968 was a bright spot at the end of an otherwise bleak year in American history. After riots and the assassinations of MLK and RFK, people watched in awe...

The first woman in Space

50 Years ago today, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova made history and became the first woman ever fly in space, when she launched aboard the Vostok-6 capsule on June 16, 1963.

Opening of Apollo Space Exhibit

Sam Watson, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America, Reykjavik Thank you, Sigrún. And thank you Örlygur who conceived this exhibition. Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for inviting me to...