June 18, 1983: Sally Ride First American Woman In Space

Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space when space shuttle Challenger's second mission departed on June 18, 1983. The physicist and astronaut was also the youngest American in space.
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( June 18, 2014 )

Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space when space shuttle Challenger's second mission departed on June 18, 1983. The physicist and astronaut was also the youngest American in space.

Click here to see a full-page PDF of the Courant's coverage.

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