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33 years since Ride made history

33 years since Ride made history

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the first woman in space.
On 18 June 1983, space shuttle Challenger and the STS-7 crew launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center – and mission specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space.
The STS-7 crew, the first five-member crew, deployed two communications satellites and conducted experiments from the Shuttle Pallet Satellite.
Ride later described the launch as “exhilarating, terrifying and overwhelming all at the same time”.
* Pictured: Sally Ride floating in the Challenger flight deck
Image credit: NASA