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Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut

China has sent its first woman into space on a mission to dock with an orbiting station, the latest step in an ambitious programme to go to the moon and on to Mars. Photo: China's first female astronaut Liu Yang, waves during a sending off ce...

from 46BLYZ

Looking Back on America's First Female Astronauts

The glass ceiling was no match for these women. Read the story of America's first female astronauts: the women of NASA's Astronaut Group 8.


Dr. Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut to enter space has died after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Before her death, Sally Ride had dedicated herself to bringing science to kids. She authored five science books for children and became the president of her own company, motivating youngsters to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

from Good Housekeeping

125 Most Influential Women

R.I.P. Sally Ride. She was an inspiration to all American women.

from Shawn Adderly

Black History Month: Famous Black Engineers and Scientists

Mae C. Jemison became the first female African-American space traveler in the United States, according to NASA.


On January 16, 1978, NASA selected the first class with female astronaut candidates: Shannon Lucid, Margaret Rhea Seddon, Kathryn Sullivan, Judy Resnik, Anna Fisher, & Sally Ride. | Photo credit: NASA

from the Guardian

China's first female astronaut shows how 'women hold up half the sky'

Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, waves during a departure ceremony at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gansu province. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters. China's first female astronaut shows how 'women hold up half the sky'. The famous Chinese maxim has it that women hold up half the sky. Thanks to Liu Yang, they have now soared past it. On Saturday a Shenzhou-9 spacecraft blasted off from its Gobi desert launch site carrying the first Chinese woman into space.

from Boomers @ 50+

scienceyoucanlove: Mae C. Jemison was born on...

We salute Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. #Boomers50 #WomensHistoryMonth