This Day In History - First American Woman in Space 1983

First American Woman in Space 1983

Sunday, June 18, 2023

All Day

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Event Description

From Cape Canaveral, Florida, the space shuttle Challenger is launched into space on its second mission. Aboard the shuttle was Dr. Sally Ride, who as a mission specialist became the first American woman to travel into space. During the six-day mission, Ride, an astrophysicist fromStanford University, operated the shuttle's robot arm, which she had helped design.

Event Location

Outer Space