Sullivan and Ride
Astronauts Kathryn D. Sullivan, left, and Sally K. Ride display a "bag of worms" during the STS-41G mission in 1984. The bag is a sleep restraint and the majority of the 'worms' are mostly springs and clips used with the sleep restraint. Clamps, a bungee cord and Velcro strips are other recognizable items in the bag. STS-41G was the first flight to include two women.
Twenty-five years ago this week, Ride became the first American woman in space during the STS-7 mission in 1983. Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space during the STS-41G mission and is a veteran of three shuttle missions.
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