What's new: February 2019?

February 28, 2019

This update includes four new essays, with a focus on astronauts. Highlights include Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, and who later served in the U.S. Senate; and two of Glenn’s fellow members of the Mercury Seven: Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra. In addition, we have unlocked the many astronaut biographies already included in the ANB.

Carpenter, Scott (1925-2013), astronaut

Glenn, John (1920-2016), aviator, astronaut, and United States Senator

Ride, Sally K. (1951-2012), astronaut, physicist, and science educator

Schirra, Wally (1923-2007), astronaut, aeronautical engineer, and television commentator

Other essays about astronauts that are included in the ANB: 

Armstrong, Neil (1930-2102), aerospace engineer, test pilot, and astronaut

Clark, Laurel Blair Salton (1961-2003), physician, astronaut

Conrad, Pete (1930–1999), astronaut

Cooper, L. Gordon, Jr. (1927– 2004), test pilot and astronaut

Lawrence, Robert Henry, Jr. (1935–1967),  aviator and astronaut

Resnik, Judith A. (1949-1986), astronaut, Challenger mission specialist

Shepard, Alan (1923- 1998), astronaut

The American National Biography (ANB) is updated regularly throughout the year, giving you access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Those entries marked with an asterisk (*) are freely available for a period of three months from publication. Full access to all biographies is available by subscription.

Discover a full list of entries added this year.