8 Extraordinary Women That Conquered Space

8 Extraordinary Women That Conquered Space

On this day in 1983 the Space Shuttle Challenger took off on its second flight, carrying Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. So let's celebrate with a gallery of some women that took to the stars.

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Pretty damn cool stuff. Though am I the only one to be surprised by the fact that the USSR predated America sending a woman in to space by a full 20 years? What gives?

 

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