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TOP 10: The Commencement Address Sally Ride Never Gave

Lynn Sherr's book on Sally Ride

The Commencement Address Sally Ride Never Gave: Lynn Sherr–huffingtonpost.com–5/27/14

TOP 10: Astronaut Karen Nyberg Talks Being a Mom in Space

Karen Nyberg at International Space Station/CBS Screenshot

Astronaut Karen Nyberg Talks Being a Mom in Space: Amanda Cochran–cbsnews.com–7/1/13–Photo: CBS Screenshot

POW: Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space

Sally Ride, First American Woman to Fly in Space, June 18, 1983

 

Thirty years ago today, Sally Ride began her historic space flight in the Shuttle Challenger
when it launched on mission STS-7. NASA describes her as one of their three
mission specialists. She helped the crew deploy communications satellites,
conduct experiments and make use of the first Shuttle Pallet Satellite.

 Sally Ride becomes first American woman to fly in space 6/18/83/NASA

Photo Credit: NASA

Here in this special photograph, Dr. Ride sits in the aft flight deck
mission specialist’s seat during deorbit preparations.

TOP 10: Major Milestone–50 Years of Women in Space

Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space/NASA

Major Milestone–50 Years of Women in Space: Miriam Kramer–space.com–6/16/13–Photo of Valentina Tereshkova: NASA

TOP 10: China Sends Its First Woman into Outer Space

Chinese Women Astronaut and crew--PHOTO; CCTV

China Sends Its First Woman Into Outer Space: NBC News–msnbc.msn.com–6/1612–Photo: CCTV