"[Sally Ride] America’s first woman astronaut ..."
"[Sally Ride] America’s first woman astronaut communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck during the six day mission of the Challenger." National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 06/18/1983 - 06/24/1983 (National Archives Identifier: 541940); U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. Visual Services Branch. Photo Library; Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900 - 1992; Record Group 306; National Archives and Records Administration
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the Space Shuttle Challenger’s second mission.