Ride on the Middeck
Ride on the Middeck

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride made history, becoming the first American woman to go space. In this image, Ride stands on Challenger's middeck, wearing light blue flight coveralls and communications headset, as she floats alongside the middeck airlock hatch.

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