Category: women in space

LEGO launches sale of ‘Women of NASA’ minifigures set | collectSPACE

LEGO launches sale of ‘Women of NASA’ minifigures set | collectSPACE:

THEY’RE FINALLY HERE EVERYONE!!

Sally Ride, first American woman in space

Sally Ride, first American woman in space

spiritofapollo:Sally Ride, Judith Resnik, Anna Lee Fisher,…

spiritofapollo:

Sally Ride, Judith Resnik, Anna Lee Fisher, Kathryn Sullivan, and Rhea Seddon of NASA’s “Class of ‘78”.

humanoidhistory: TODAY IN HISTORY: On October 11, 1984,…

humanoidhistory:

TODAY IN HISTORY: On October 11, 1984, astronaut Kathryn Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space. With mission specialist David Leestma, she performed a 3.5-hour EVA, operating a system designed to show that a satellite could be refueled in orbit. (NASA)

todaysdocument: Mae Jemison: First African American Woman In…

todaysdocument:

Mae Jemison: First African American Woman In Space, 9/12/1992

Mission Specialist (MS) Mae Jemison poses in Spacelab-Japan (SLJ).
File Unit: STS-47, 4/12/1981 – 7/21/2011. Series: Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 – 7/21/2011. Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 – 2006

25 years ago Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman in space during @nasa‘s mission STS-47 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on  September 12, 1992.

(Also from today in space history? President Kennedy’s historic Moon address of 9/12/1962)

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Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space

celebratingamazingwomen: Kathryn C. Thornton (b. 1952) is a…

celebratingamazingwomen:

Kathryn C. Thornton (b. 1952) is a former
NASA astronaut, having logged more than 975 hours in space. She is currently a
professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of
Virginia.

She obtained her PhD
in physics in 1979, and went on to conduct research at the Max Planck Institute
for Nuclear Physics in Germany before starting work at the US Army Foreign
Science and Technology Center. She was a mission specialist on the Space
Shuttle Discovery and later on the Endeavour.

Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan

humanoidhistory: TODAY IN HISTORY: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina…

humanoidhistory:

TODAY IN HISTORY: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. On June 16, 1963, she soared to the heavens with the Vostok 6 mission and orbited the Earth 48 times, spending almost three days in space. Fun fact: In order to join the Cosmonaut Corps, Tereshkova was inducted into the Soviet Air Force, but since the distinction was only honorary, she was the first civilian to fly in space. Two records, one trip.

Bonus fun fact: At the age of 77, Tereshkova said that she was ready to come out of retirement to go on a one-way trip to Mars, her favorite planet.

shinee-ass-life: 16 June 1963 – Valentina Tereshkova becomes the…

shinee-ass-life:

16 June 1963 – Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.

“If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?”