On This Day 33 Years Ago – First American women in space returned safely to Earth!

On 24th June 1983 the first American woman in space returned safely to Earth in the Challenger space shuttle after a successful six-day flight. Sally Ride, aged 32, captured the media’s attention over the weeks leading up to blast-off on 19th June as the public realised history was in the making. Read more […]

Ms Ride, a former tennis champion, decided to become an astronaut in 1977 after she saw a Nasa advertisement in the campus newsletter while studying English and physics.
Sally Ride, a former tennis champion, decided to become an astronaut in 1977 after she saw a NASA advertisement in the campus newsletter while studying English and Physics.

 

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