Space Launching Into History


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Launching Into History


On June 18, 1983, a young physicist from California took her seat aboard the space shuttle and launched into history. On that date, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a mission specialist on STS-7. In this image Ride monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the Flight Deck. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)