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dr. sally ride, a physicist, who in 1983 at the age of 32, flew on the shuttle challenger and became the youngest and first american woman in space. gloria steinem, editor of ms. magazine at the time, said, “millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers, and scientists.” • she inspired us to reach for the stars, literally. . . ride sally ride . . . rest in peace

"American Woman who Shatters the Space Ceiling: Sally Ride, Trailblazing Astronaut, Dies at age --NYTimes

Christa McAuliffe died on the Challenger, January 28, 1986. Mission launched, but did not cross the Kármán line. The crew cabin peaked approx. 70,000 ft

Christa McAuliffe (September 1948 – January was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. I remember where I was the moment this happened!

Willa Brown, pioneer woman pilot and president of the National Airmen's Association of America, successfully lobbied for federal funds in 1939 to support the NAA pilot training program. Located in Chicago, this was the first privately-run training school for black pilots in the country.

Willa Brown Chappell was a pioneering aviator who co-founded the National Airmen’s Association of America, an organization whose mission was to get African Americans into the United States Air Force. Inspired by Bessie Coleman, Chappell.

The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank was founded in 1903 by Maggie Lena Walker. Walker holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to establish and serve as president of a bank in the U.S.

Luke Penny Savings Bank was founded in 1903 by Maggie Lena Walker. Walker holds the distinction of being the first black American woman to establish and serve as president of a bank in the U.

Astronaut Sally K. Ride, STS-7 mission specialist, communicates with ground controllers from the mid-deck of the earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger in June 1983.

Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Is Dead

Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, RIP: Astronaut Sally K. Ride, mission specialist, communicates with ground controllers from the mid-deck of the earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger in June

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson - She is the first African American Woman to earn a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics.  Currently, she is the president of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

Shirley Jackson invented the touch tone telephone, the portable fax machine, solar cell and fiber optic cables necessary for overseas telecommunication. First African American woman to graduate from MIT. She has a doctorate in physics.

Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA.    Carl Van Vechten and Nora Holt at Yale, June 22, 1955

Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA. Carl Van Vechten and Nora Holt at Yale, June 1955

Verla Ball  When she was 87, she began achieving success in the Senior Olympic Games.

Verla Ball When she was she began achieving success in the Senior Olympic Games.

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