Nearly a billion stars have names, and what beautiful names they are! Would you give your baby a name like Andromeda, Gemini or Orion?
Star names for girls: Aquarius, Aquila, Ara, Ariel, Calypso, Carina, Cassiopeia, Corona, Lira, Phoebe, Rhea, Sagitta, Ursa, Vela, and Venus
Star names for boys: Draco, Indus, Jupiter, Leo, Mars, Perseus, Phoenix, Triton, and Virgo
Turn your baby into a stargazer with one of these names inspired by the world's most famous astronomers: Claudius (Ptolemy), Clyde (Tombaugh), Edmund (Halley), Galileo (Galilei), Johannes (Kepler), Maria (Mitchell), Nicholas (Copernicus), and Tycho (Brahe).
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin beat American astronaut Alan Shepard to be the first man in space. Since then, many have followed – including these memorable space explorers: John (Glenn), James (Lovell, Jr.), Neil (Armstrong), Buzz (Aldrin), Sally (Ride), and Kathryn (Thornton).
Every NASA rocket and satellite is given a significant name. The names reflect everything from astronomy and exploration to music and colors to weapons and communications.
Spacecraft names for girls: Alexis, Anatolia, Ariane, Astrid, Aurora, Cerise, Dawn, Galaxy, Juno, Selene, Starlette, and Strela
Spacecraft names for boys: Aeros, Amos, Apollo, Artemis, Helios, Marco, Scout, Sirius, Vektor, and Zenith