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Astronauts Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan looking down at their watches inside room at Kennedy Space Center prior to launch

Second Flight

Ride, right, and astronaut Kathryn Sullivan synchronize their watches in the "white room" before entering Challenger to launch on mission STS-41G on October 5, 1984. It was the first flight to carry two women into space. "At least," Ride said of Sullivan," she had someone to share the attention with."

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