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Mae Jemison, physician, NASA astronaut, and the first black woman in space.

Sally Ride, 1980. On June 18, 1983, Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. She was named a mission specialist on the seventh flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983 and flew on a second mission in 1984. Following the 1986 Challenger disaster, Ride served on the investigation committee. She left NASA in 1987 to pursue an academic career. Photo courtesy of NASA. NASM-97-15070

Ellen Ochoa- Astronaut, inventor, and first Latina in space

Meet some of the first female space explorers. (via LiveScience) #women #space #STEM #astronaut #history #infographic

Dr.Mae Jemison, physician and former NASA astronaut. She was the first Black woman in space aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992.

Dressed up, circa 1940 UGH. 40s realness

Ellen Church, circa 1930. In 1930, Church became the first airline stewardess after convincing Boeing Air Transport that the presence of women nurses would help relieve passenger fears of flying. NASM-A-45935-C

Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space from June 16 to 19, 1963. She was launched into orbit aboard the "Vostok 6" and made 45 revolutions around the earth, operating her spacecraft with manual controls. She then parachuted from the "Vostok 6" after re-entering the earth's atmosphere, landing northeast of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. She is pictured here with cosmonauts Pavel Popovich, Yuri Gagarin, Andrian Nikolayev, Valery Bykovsky, and Gherman Titov. SI-2006-635

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, inside Vostok 6, 16th June 1963.

Sally Ride - 1st US woman in space

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, retired Soviet cosmonaut, the first woman in space, 1963.

Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, meets Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, in 1970.