WOMEN IN SPACE
See the following entries:
S. Christa Corrigan
Resnik, Judith A.
| Women in space: timeline
||Geraldine (Jerrie) Cobb
passes tests for the Mercury
astronaut training program
Soviet cosmonaut, becomes the first woman in space
||Six women chosen as astronaut candidates by NASA:
Rhea Seddon, Kathryn Sullivan, Judith
Resnik, Sally Ride,
Anna Fisher and Shannon Lucid
||Sally Ride becomes the
first American woman in space
Soviet cosmonaut, becomes first woman to walk in space.
Kathryn Sullivan becomes first American
woman to walk in space.
Anna Fisher becomes the first person to retrieve a malfunctioning
satellite, using the orbiter remote manipulator arm
||Kathy Thornton, the second woman to walk in space,
holds record for longest space walk by a woman as of 2002.
Bonnie Dunbar and Ellen Baker are among the first American crew to
doc with the Russian space station.
Mae Jemison becomes first African
American woman in space
||Ellen Ochoa becomes first Hispanic American woman
||Chiaki Mukai becomes the first Japanese woman in
becomes first woman to pilot a Space Shuttle
||Shannon Lucid returns
from her six months on Mir, the Russian
space station, with a record for the time in space for women and for
Americans; she is also the first woman to be awarded the Congressional
Space Medal of Honor
||Nearly 2/3 of the flight control team for STS-95
were women, including the launch commentator, Lisa Malone, the ascent
commentator, Eileen Hawley, the flight directory, Linda Harm, and
the communicator between crew and mission control, Susan Still.
Nancy Currie completes the first task in assembling the International
becomes the first woman to command a Space Shuttle