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Who is the most famous female astronaut

Who is the most famous female astronaut

By daniele

The job of identifying the top three female astronauts is difficult. So many brilliant women have made significant contributions to human spaceflight, and we’ve learned a great deal from them. It was challenging to reduce the list to just three items. I finally narrowed down my shortlist to the following three astronauts listed in chronological order of their missions; you can also say mission space.

Valentina Tereshkova

Tereshkova manually piloted the ship while in orbit, conducting biomedical and science experiments to learn how space affects the human body, taking photographs that helped identify aerosols in the earth’s atmosphere, and conducting biomedical and science experiments to learn about the effects of space on the human body. Tereshkova’s Vostok 6 capsule and the Vostok 5 capsule crossed within 3 miles of each other during their trip. She communicated with her colleague cosmonaut, Valery Bykovsky, via the radio during her flight. Space travel was restricted to men for nearly 20 years after Tereshkova’s successful trip.

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space

Dr. Sally Ride is credited with being the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to enter space. She was the CapCom (capsule communicator) on the Space Shuttle’s second and third flights, and she assisted in developing the robotic arm. Ride served as a mission specialist on two space flights (STS-7 and STS-61) aboard the Challenger. These missions were designed to deploy satellites and conduct medicinal research. The ride was the first woman and the first person to operate the robotic arm in orbit to recover a satellite. She wrote or co-wrote seven children’s books about space to encourage them to pursue science. She becomes a physics professor and the head of the California Space Institute and lead NASA’s public outreach activities.

 Mae Jemison

Jemison’s admittance to the astronaut training program was delayed, but she was eventually chosen and joined NASA in 1987.In March 1993, Jemison resigned from NASA and began teaching at Dartmouth College. She also formed the Jemison Group, which focuses on sustainable energy development initiatives and satellite-based telecommunications to help West Africans get health care. Dr. Jemison is an outspoken proponent of science, having founded an international science camp for high school kids and working on the 100-Year Starship project.