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  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: A life of exploration and discovery – Remembering Sally Ride

    Gregory CecilMay 26th, 2015

    Today, May 26, 2015, would have been U.S. astronaut Sally Ride’s 64th birthday. Although Ride is mainly known for her tenure as an astronaut, Ride was much more than just the first U.S. woman to venture into the blackness of space. Her legacy is something that we at SpaceFlight Insider wanted to provide a review […]

  • Women in space: In the beginning…

    J.D. TaylorApril 27th, 2015

    On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the Earth. Although most Americans associate women in space with shuttle astronaut Sally Ride, the simple fact of the matter is that the first woman to travel into the blackness of space was Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova who roared aloft on her Vostok […]