Anna Fisher is an emergency physician, a Shuttle flight veteran, and the longest serving American astronaut. And one photo of her has gone viral!
On Rhea Seddon’s Space Shuttle flights her training as a medical doctor was pivotal.
With the launch of Columbia on July 23, 1999, Eileen Collins became the first woman astronaut assigned Commander of a Space Shuttle mission.
In 1961, 13 exceptionally experienced women aviators performed well in tests developed for NASA astronauts. None of them were selected as astronauts.
Sally Ride was one of the first six women NASA astronauts in 1978. All six made it into space.