26 WOMEN IN SPACE

All artists participating in I’m Inside, Ring the Bell were asked to provide a list of 26 women of importance, whose names were to be inscribed on the floor, in the middle of the triangular table.

I tried to come up with a list of women I didn’t actually know much about so here’s my 26 women in space. Eilene Marie Galloway, the last lady on the list, helped create Nasa but never flew in space herself.

I’ve included some details about what they achieved in case you are interested.

  1. Valentina Tereshkova – first woman in space, Soviet union
  2. Sally Ride – first american woman in space
  3. Judith Resnik – first jewish american in space
  4. Helen Sharman – first British woman in space
  5. Roberta Bondar – first Canadian woman in space
  6. Mae Jemison – first African – American woman in space
  7. Ellen Ochoa – first Hispanic woman in space
  8. Chiaki Mukai – first Japanese woman in space
  9. Claudie Haigneré – first French woman in space (first European woman)
  10. Kalpana Chawla – first Indian – American woman in space
  11. Anousheh Ansari – first Iranian woman in space (first female space tourist)
  12. Yi So-yeon – first Korean woman in space
  13. Liu Yang – first Chinese woman in space
  14. Barbara Morgan – first educator in space, USA
  15. Eileen Collins – First female shuttle pilot and shuttle commander
  16. Svetlana Savitskaya – First woman to walk in space
  17. Anna Fisher – the first person to retrieve a malfunctioning satellite, using the orbiter remote manipulator arm
  18. Susan Helms-First woman Space Station Expedition crew member
  19. Peggy Whitson-First woman to command the International Space Station (ISS)
  20. Pamela Melroy – the second woman commander on STS-120 October 23-November 7, 2007
  21. Sunita Williams – the woman who has made the longest single space flight
  22. Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger – One of the four women serving together on the International Space Station on April 14, 2010, represented the highest number of women in space simultaneously.
  23. Stephanie Wilson – One of the four women serving together on the International Space Station on April 14, 2010, represented the highest number of women in space simultaneously.
  24. Naoko Yamazaki – One of the four women serving together on the International Space Station on April 14, 2010, represented the highest number of women in space simultaneously.
  25. Tracy Caldwell Dyson- One of the four women serving together on the International Space Station on April 14, 2010, represented the highest number of women in space simultaneously.
  26. Eilene Marie Galloway – Called the “grand dame of space” by friends and colleagues, she helped write the National Aeronautics and Space Act. The was the first woman elected Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2006)

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