America’s First Woman in Space

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Sunday we had the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space: Valentina Tereshkova. Today we have the 30th anniversary of America’s first woman in space: Sally Ride.

Sally Ride was a mission specialist aboard the Shuttle Challenger launching 30 years ago today June 18, 1983. Ride went to space a second time in 1984 again aboard the Challenger on mission STS 41G. She logged more than 343 hours in space.

Have a look at NASA’s bio on Sally.

Sally Ride succumbed to Pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012.

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