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Women in Space - General

Timeline - Women in Space:
A listing of the "firsts" for women in space: first women in space, first women in the space program, first women astronauts, first woman to walk in space, etc.

Astronauts and Cosmonauts:
Index of links for famous women in space: the best-known of the women astronauts and cosmonauts, plus articles on this site and on the Net relating to women astronauts in general.

More Women in Space:
Some of the less well known women astronauts and cosmonauts and other women who have been part of NASA or Russia's space programs.

Pictures of Women in Space

Sally Ride & Kathryn Sullivan:
Astronauts Kathryn Sullivan and Sally Ride aboard a space shuttle flight, demonstrating the sleep restraint.

Sally Ride:
Biography of astronaut Sally Ride is illustrated with pictures of America's first woman in space. Sally Ride first flew in space in 1983.

Christa McAuliffe:
This biography of astronaut Christa McAuliffe includes pictures of Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger and the Challenger crew. NASA's first "Teacher in Space," Christa McAuliffe was aboard the Challenger when it tragically exploded right after takeoff in 1986.

More Images - Women Astronauts:
Images on this page include women astronauts Sally Ride, Eileen Collins, Catherine Coleman, Mae Jemison, Christa McAuliffe, Barbara Morgan, Shannon Lucid, Susan Helms and Rhea Seddon. Also: links to find NASA files for other women astronauts.

Individual Women in Space - Astronauts and Cosmonauts

Eileen Collins:
In 1999, on STS-93 on the Columbia space shuttle, astronaut Eileen Collins became the first woman space shuttle commander.

Christa McAuliffe:
NASA's first "Teacher in Space," astronaut Christa McAuliffe was aboard the Challenger when it tragically exploded right after takeoff in 1986.

Sally Ride:
Biography of astronaut Sally Ride, America's first woman in space. Sally Ride first flew in space in 1983.

More Women in Space:
Some of the less well known women who have been astronauts and cosmonauts, or who have been part of NASA or Russia's astronaut programs.

Ellen Ochoa
About's Guide to Inventors, Mary Bellis, highlights inventor and astronaut Ellen Ochoa who was America's first Hispanic woman astronaut.

Judith Resnik:
About's Space Guide, Nick Greene, profiles astronaut Judith Resnik, who first flew on the space shuttle in 1984 and died on Challenger in 1986.

Valentina Tereshkova:
Nick Greene's profile of the first woman in space, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who first flew on June 16, 1963.

Christa McAuliffe:
Nick Greene's profile of astronaut Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, the "teacher in space" who died on Challenger when it exploded in 1986.

Related Topics: Women in Aviation

Timeline - Women in Aviation:
Women in planes (and other airborne vehicles!) - the first woman to pilot a plane, the first woman to solo across the Atlantic, and more. When did the first woman fly? When did the first woman get a license? Who was the first to fly across the Atlantic?

Women Pilots:
Women in planes: record-breaking pilots in war and peace. Includes links to articles on this site and on the Net.

Women in Air and Space:
Index to articles on the Net and on this site on women in aviation and space. Most Net articles listed cover both pilots and astronauts.

Valentina Grizodubova:
Biography of Soviet bomber pilot and commander of a bomber squadron, Valentina Grizodubova. She later established distance records.

Amelia Earhart:
America's best-known woman pilot, she established several records and defied conventions before her mysterious disappearance in 1937 on a flight over the Pacific.

Ruth Nichols:
Holder of more than 35 women's aviation records from 1931-1958, she served in World War II as a nurse and flight instructor.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh:
Known more as the wife of Charles Lindbergh and as an inspirational writer, Anne Morrow Lindbergh was herself a pilot.

Wordfind: Aviators:
Jen Rosenberg's wordfind puzzle for famous aviators includes Jackie Cochran, Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart and Harriet Quimby.

Amelia Earhart Links:
Jennifer Rosenberg, About's Guide to 20th Century History, points to Amelia Earhart resources on the Net.

The Ninety-Nines:
On the Net: The Ninety-Nines, in existence since 1929, is an organization of and for women pilots. Site includes many biographies and articles.

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