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.
Other essays about astronauts that are included in the ANB:
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.