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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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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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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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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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Mary Kenneth Keller

One June 7, 1965, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller was one of the first recipients of a doctorate in computer science in the United States.

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Marti J. Anderson

A rare combination of what she considers two very different style disciplines, Dr. Marti J. Anderson has found her place bringing together the worlds of ecology and statistical analysis.

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Rachel Dutton

Rachel Dutton studies microbial colonies by studying delicious cheeses.

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Sabrina Pasterski

Physicist Sabrina Pasterski has studied at Harvard and MIT, has had her work cited by Stephen Hawking, and even built her own airplane, all before the age of 23.

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Karen Nyberg

On June 2, 2008, astronaut Karen L. Nyberg arrived at the International Space Station for the first time, while it was still under construction.

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