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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Sally Ride Becomes First American Woman In Space 40 Years Ago in 1983
Forty years ago, in 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger and the STS-7 crew launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. With the launch, Mission Specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. Ride, shown above floating in the Challenger flight deck, later described the launch as “exhilarating, terrifying and overwhelming all at the same time.” […]
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