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Sally Ride

On June 18th, 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she launched on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior has been hailed by Fortune magazine as “the New Queen of the Electric Car Biz”

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Valentina Tereshkova

On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space.

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Shannon Walker

Space physicist Dr. Shannon Walker has a second distinction that sets her apart even from the small group of people that have traveled to space, in addition to being an astronaut she is also an aquanaut.

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Wang Zhenyi

Wang Zhenyi was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, and poet born in 1768 and despite the social philosophy of the time she was an avid reader and thinker.

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Maria Kirch

Maria Kirch is considered the first woman to discover a comet, but for many years her husband took the credit.

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Dorothy “Dottie” Lee

Dorothy “Dottie” Lee made her way in a male dominated field to build a celebrated career at NASA.

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Gilda Barabino

While working on her doctorate, Dr. Gilda Barabino wanted a career that allowed her to use her education and knowledge to help people but didn’t want to go the clinical medicine route.

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Mica Endsley

Dr. Mica Endsley was the first woman to serve as the Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force.

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Male students petitioned to have Elizabeth Garrett removed from their school, but she still went on to become Britain’s first female physician.

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