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Remembering Space’s Female Pioneers

By History.com Staff
This week marks the anniversary of two seminal space events: Valentina Tereshkova’s 1963 mission aboard the Vostok 6 capsule and Sally Ride’s 1983 journey on the Space Shuttle Challenger, which made her the first American woman to enter space. As we honor the historic heights reached by both Tereshkova and Ride, here’s a look back at 50 years of women in space.


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Categories: Space, Space Shuttle, Women's History