Going Where Few Have Gone Before: Women Spacefarers

The first six female astronauts of the United States in 1980, then still waiting for their future flights. — From left to right: Margaret R. (Rhea) Seddon, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Judith A. Resnik, Sally K. Ride, Anna L. Fisher, and Shannon W. Lucid. Picture by NASA — Great Images in NASA Description, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6463505

Welcome back to Day 5 of World Space Week! Today we will be picking up from yesterday’s article on the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATs)/ Mercury 13. Those thirteen women trained to go to space in 1961, but were ultimately denied entry as official astronauts due to their gender. Today we will talk about some of the women who have…

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Sarah Marie

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