Launching Into History
June 18th, 2012
11:32 AM ET

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."

Source: NASA

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  1. helenecha

    I'm very happy to see the picture. A pretty woman, known to the academia as a physicist, she was on the way space by the space shuttle at that moment.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:41 am |


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