Science

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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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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Marie Tharp

World Ocean Day is observed on June 8th, so today we would like to introduce you to the woman who created the first physiographic maps of the sea floor and co-discovered of the backbone of the Earth.

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