Profession: 1st American Woman in Space
Why Famous: Joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983.
She remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space, having done so at the age of 32.
- 1982-07-24 Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas
- 1982-04-19 Sally Ride is named the 1st American woman astronaut
- 1983-06-18 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space