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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Participating in a forum about women in space, Astronauts Ellen Ochoa, Joan Higginbotham and Yvonne Cagle share the podium. They were included in a panel discussing "Past, Present and Future of Space." Former astronaut Sally Ride is at right. The forum about women in space included a welcome by Center Director Roy Bridges and remarks by Donna Shalala, secretary of Department of Health and Human Services. The panel is moderated by Lynn Sherr, ABC News correspondent. The attendees are planning to view the launch of STS-93 at the Banana Creek viewing sight. Much attention has been generated over the launch due to Commander Eileen M. Collins, the first woman to serve as commander of a Shuttle mission. The primary payload of the five-day mission is the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to study some of the most distant, powerful and dynamic objects in the universe. Liftoff is scheduled for July 20 at 12:36 a.m. EDT