Moutmout's blog

Astronomy, computers, random thoughts

The peculiar adventure of the first woman in space

Of the importance of diverse teams

2-Minute Read

Sally Ride in the Space Shuttle. NASA.

In 1963, the USSR sent Valentina Tereshkova – the first female cosmonaut – into orbit around the Earth. It was another 20 years before the United States overcame the systemic sexism that was keeping them from sending women into space.

Recent Posts



PhD, astrophysicist. I play with keyboards and telescopes whenever I can.