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Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison has flown in space on both the NASA Space Shuttle and on the Starship Enterprise. And, along the way, she became the first female African American astronaut to travel into orbit.

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

Anna Fisher is an emergency physician, a Shuttle flight veteran, and the longest serving American astronaut. And one photo of her has gone viral!

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

On Rhea Seddon's Space Shuttle flights her training as a medical doctor was pivotal.

Eileen Collins: The First Woman Space Shuttle Commander

With the launch of Columbia on July 23, 1999, Eileen Collins became the first woman astronaut assigned Commander of a Space Shuttle mission.

The Mercury 13: NASA’s Secret Women Astronauts in 1961?

In 1961, 13 exceptionally experienced women aviators performed well in tests developed for NASA astronauts. None of them were selected as astronauts.

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

Sally Ride was one of the first six women NASA astronauts in 1978. All six made it into space.

Italian Astronaut Captain Samantha Cristoforetti

ISS Astronaut Captain Samantha Cristoforetti is one of the first women fighter pilots in the Italian Air Force, logging over 500 flight hours on six types of aircraft. She's also a big SF fan!