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Inspiring Vintage Images of Female Space Pioneers for the Documentary Makers: Women in Space


  1. Eileen Collins Eileen Collins Eileen Collins, seen here aboard the Discovery, was the first woman to pilot the space shuttle.
  2. Shannon Lucid Shannon Lucid Spaaaaaaaace yogaaaaaaa. From NASA: "Dr. Lucid currently holds the United States single-mission spaceflight endurance record on the Russian Space Station Mir."
  3. Susan J. Helms Susan J. Helms Susan J. Helms with suits designed for spacewalks on the Discovery.
  4. Kalpana Chawla Kalpana Chawla Kalpana Chawla aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003. Chawla was the first Indian-American astronaut. Sadly, she was lost when the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up on reentry into Earth's atmosphere.
  5. Sally Ride Sally Ride Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, and here she is as a Mission Specialist aboard the STS-7 mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983.
  6. Sally Ride Sally Ride Ride checking instruments on the flight deck on STS-7.
  7. Kathryn D. Sullivan and Sally Ride Kathryn D. Sullivan and Sally Ride Sullivan and Ride show off a sleeping bag with restraints to keep it in place without gravity.

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