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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SALLY RIDE MAKES HISTORY ON JUNE 18, 1983




FROM:  NASA
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.
SALLY RIDE ASTRONAUT Image Credit: NASA