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Women in Space. June 18, 2010. My birthday! Flight of STS-7 ( Challenger ) Dr. Sally Ride First flight of an American woman When does our story begin?. Creation of NASA, 1958 Astronaut selection process. Women in Space?. Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace and Gen. Donald Flickinger

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Women in Space


June 18, 2010

  • My birthday!

  • Flight of STS-7 (Challenger)

    • Dr. Sally Ride

    • First flight of an American woman

  • When does our story begin?


Creation of NASA, 1958

Astronaut selection process


Women in Space?

Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace and Gen. Donald Flickinger

Medical testing of women


  • Geraldyn “Jerrie” Cobb

  • 25 recruited/19 tested

  • 13 passed

  • “Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees” (FLATs)

  • House Subcommittee on Science and Astronautics


Soviet Space “Firsts”

  • Sputnik 1, October 4, 1957

  • Sputnik 2, November 3, 1957

  • Luna 3, October 4, 1959

  • Yuri Gagarin, April 12, 1961


  • Valentina Tereshkova

  • Vostok 6

  • June 14, 1963

  • Why were the Soviets first again?


May 25, 1961

So what changed?


The Space Shuttle

  • Routine flight

  • Approved in 1972

  • Group 8 selection

  • Pipeline careers


Design Issues

  • Living Space

  • Toilets

  • Launch and Landing


DACT


Eileen Collins

  • Selected in 1990 in Group 13

  • STS-63 (Feb 3,1995)

  • STS-93 (1999)

  • STS-114 (2005)


Where do we stand?

  • Commander Peggy Whitson

  • Lisa Nowak

  • STS 131 and ISS Expedition 24

  • Missions to Mars?


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