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Feb. 3, 1995, Astronaut Eileen Collins at the Pilot’s Station on Shuttle Discovery

In this Feb. 3, 1995, image taken onboard space shuttle Discovery on flight day one of the STS-63 mission, astronaut Eileen M. Collins -- the first woman to pilot the shuttle -- is at the pilot's station during a "hotfiring" procedure prior to rendezvous with the Russian Mir Space Station. via NASA http://ift.tt/1o6BSMq Amazing.

Successful Deployment of University Satellites From Space Station

Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA captured this photo on Jan. 29, 2016 from the International Space Station, as the robotic arm in Japan's Kibo laboratory successfully deployed two combined satellites: AggieSat4 built by Texas A&M University students, and BEVO-2 built by University of Texas students. via NASA http://ift.tt/1PdBVNe Amazing.