The Rise of the Spacewoman: 10 Women Who Conquered the Final Frontier

Riding rocket ships was once an all-boys' game. Valentina Tereshkova changed that for the Russians and Sally Ride changed it for the U.S. With the passing of Ride, here's a look at some of those who came before and followed.

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parapoint
parapoint

Marsha Ivins is from Wallingford, Pa......not Baltimore.....i went to Nether Providence High School with her, and flew with her in her father's plane out of  Bridgeport Airport, New Jersey in the late 60's early 70's....

tfam101
tfam101

Hey, what about Judith Resnick ( killed in the Challenger disaster) ???. 

David Zapen
David Zapen

Please remember the Gemini 13, women trained by NASA to join the astronaut sorority only to be shut down by the mainly-male Congress.  Some of them were on site to cheer Sally Ride's 1981 space flight.

JohnOBX
JohnOBX

Space always gives you a bad-hair day.

Kudos to the early pioneers, those who came after, and the future ones who will be inspired by them.