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Celebrating More than 50 Years of Women in Space

Tuesday marks an important day for women's strides in space. On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova of Russia became the first woman to go to space when she flew Vostok 6. Read More »

Sally Ride, a Complete Heroine

No one on earth — or in space — could have created a more complete heroine than Sally Ride.   She came from a family of strong and barrier-breaking women — a mother who devoted her life to working with women in prison and a sister who was a pioneering minister.   Read More »