1983

<b>June 18, 1983:</b> Astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

( NASA / Getty Images / November 12, 2002 )

June 18, 1983: Astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

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