Before Sally Ride left her personal stamp on space history, the astronaut found a passion for collecting space-topical stamps. The first American woman to fly into space, Ride was honored with a United States postage stamp of her own.
NASA has a plan to protect the Earth from death by asteroid, and the space agency will unveil it to the world today (June 20). But don't panic yet, NASA says there's no known asteroid threat right now.
On June 20, 1983, the crew of the space shuttle Challenger – including America's first space woman Sally Ride -- deployed an Indonesian communications satellite called Palapa-B1 into orbit. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
In a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday (June 18), President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to get cracking on building a sixth branch of the U.S. military called the Space Force. We have one. It's called the Air Force.