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Women in Space

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Women in Space

Women in Space

Women in Space

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Twenty years ago this week, Sally Ride lifted off in the space shuttle Challenger, the first American woman in space. In this hour, we'll talk with one of the first six women accepted into NASA's astronaut corps, and about the 13 who tried in the 1960s — the Fellow Lady Astronaut Trainees.

Guests:

Margaret Rhea Seddon, M.D.
*Former NASA Astronaut
*Assistant Chief Medical Officer, The Vanderbilt Medical Group, Nashville, Tenn.

Stephanie Nolen
*Author, Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race (2003, Four Walls Eight Windows)
*Foreign affairs reporter, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada