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8 Extraordinary Women That Conquered Space

Schuyler J. Dievendorf | 18 Jun 2014 13:38
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1983 saw the first American woman in space with Sally Ride. Before heading to the stars she had her doctorate in physics, making her a perfect candidate for space travel. After she left NASA in 1987 she went on to become a physics professor at the University of California, San Diego, and the director of the California Space Institute.

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