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When did Ellen Ochoa go into space?

1993

How many hours did Ellen Ochoa spend in space?

1000 hours

How is Ellen Ochoa a role model?

Ellen’s confidence and persistence led her to become NASA’s first Hispanic female astronaut. As an astronaut, Ellen has gone on four space missions. With each mission, Ellen used her physics and engineering knowledge to study different things ranging from atmosphere changes to space station design.

Why is Sally Ride important?

Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space when she flew on the space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. She made two shuttle flights, and later became a champion for science education and a role model for generations.

What woman died in space?

Christa McAuliffe

Who is the first woman in space?

Valentina Tereshkova

How many female astronauts have been in space?

65 women

What do you call a female astronaut?

By convention, an astronaut employed by the Russian Federal Space Agency (or its Soviet predecessor) is called a cosmonaut in English texts. Valentina Tereshkova was the first female cosmonaut and the first and youngest woman to have flown in space with a solo mission on the Vostok 6 in 1963.

Who was the female astronaut?

astronaut Susan Helms

Who is the most famous female astronaut?

Spacefarers with completed spaceflights

# Name Birth date Country
1 Valentina Tereshkova Mar. 6, 1937 Soviet Union
2 Svetlana Savitskaya Aug. 8, 1948 Soviet Union
3 Sally Ride May 26, 1951 died Jul. 23, 2012 United States
4 Judith Resnik Apr. 5, 1949 died Jan. 28, 1986 United States

How long will Christina Koch be in space?

328 days

How do female astronauts deal with periods in space?

A combined oral contraceptive, or the pill, used continuously (without taking a week off to induce menstrual flow) is currently the best and safest choice for astronauts who prefer not to menstruate during missions, says Varsha Jain, a gynecologist and visiting professor at King’s College London.