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50 Years of Women In Space (Photo Gallery)

Sally Ride

In the early 1960s, a group of women known as the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATs), and also known as the "Mercury 13", trained to become astronauts for America's first human spaceflight program. The program was created by Dr. Read More »

In Remembrance of Sally Ride

In Remembrance of Sally Ride

Like many women scientists of my generation, I felt a special affinity with Sally Ride. I met her just after she was selected as an astronaut when she came to visit my graduate institution as part of her training program. Read More »

Sally Ride, A Complete Heroine

Sally Ride, A Complete Heroine

No one on earth -- or in space -- could have created a more complete heroine than Sally Ride. Read More »