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On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space …

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On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This high-angle view of the shuttle liftoff, showing a lengthy stretch of Florida Atlantic coastline and a number of large cumulus clouds, was photographed with a handheld 70mm camera by astronaut John W. Young, who piloted the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) for weather monitoring at launch and landing sites for STS missions.

The STS-7 crew consisted of astronauts Robert Crippen, commander, the first two-time space shuttle astronaut; Frederick H. Hauck, pilot; and three mission specialists — Ride, John M. Fabian and Norman E. Thagard.

One of Sally Ride’s jobs was to call out «Roll program» seven seconds after launch. «I’ll guarantee that those were the hardest words I ever had to get out of my mouth,» she said later.

Image Credit: NASA

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iraq_hfdk 15.01.2020 - 15:58

She’s lucky 😄

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pray_4_me 15.01.2020 - 15:58

Wow , lucky woman

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italodjei 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@mychelmachtoub

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amirerrani 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@mar31315 follow NASA

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name_sasipha 15.01.2020 - 15:58

Cutee

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tstms 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@cellaganz inspiring

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_christianf57_ 15.01.2020 - 15:58

Yeah. I love the pics you post. In school we are studying science and my planet is Mars. Can I get some info

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berliner_basti 15.01.2020 - 15:58

🙌👍 wonderfull sky 😉😎

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polux_hkm 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@zahralrk

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zahralrk 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@polux_hkm haha tu vois qu’elle est déjà née ta femme 😉

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suheenee 15.01.2020 - 15:58

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suheenee 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@jargalmaa.ch thhhh

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hamzehtavakoli_art 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@mahdiheidarii @hojat_heydari

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real_214 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@mika_mikus прикинь

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real_214 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@mika_mikus шатл в космос летит

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jaime7312 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@marcoperazac hdnahdkqny

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line_dog_eats 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@caity_jade_mua on the way up its gonna be a bumpy ride😊. Great pic huh?

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anandajc 15.01.2020 - 15:58

@rcarvalhojr olha isso!

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leealexandernortham 15.01.2020 - 15:58

Flat horizon? Did you forget the fish eye for this one?

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adamkoessler 15.01.2020 - 15:58

Flat earth

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sir_freestone 15.01.2020 - 15:58

The earth is flat. Hey NASA YOU FORGOT YOUR FISH EYE

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dfordali 15.01.2020 - 15:58

What an awesome picture!!!

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thesecretgate 15.01.2020 - 15:58

Nice one

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