Artist credit: Eddie Carr.   

Tucson artist Eddie Carr captures the many aspects of Spacefest, held at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, in this piece called "Spacefest in the Desert."

Inspiring Figures would like to thank the Spacefest team for allowing senior writer Becca Gladden to cover the conference thi...

June Scobee Rodgers is an inspiring figure of immense talent who wears many hats.  The widow of Challenger Space Shuttle Commander Richard “Dick” Scobee, June united the survivors’ families after the Challenger accident and led the movement to create the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.  She rem...

Photo by Ben Montemayor.

Inspiring Figure Danielle Dallas Roosa at the Griffith Observatory overlooking Southern California.

Danielle Dallas Roosa is a visionary.  A few years ago, at the age of 23, she co-founded Back to Space, LLC, an ambitious project with a goal to connect legendary Apollo astronauts with m...

When Lieutenant Dee O’Hara appeared on the nationally televised game show To Tell the Truth in 1962, she was introduced as “the official nurse, and the only nurse, assigned to the seven United States astronauts.” Although the two other contestants – one deceptively dressed in an Air Force uniform – did their best to fo...

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