These Women Are Out Of This World
Women are just as interested in exploring the far reaches of space as men are, but they haven’t always had the same opportunities to put on the big white suit and blast off into the galaxy. Geraldyn “Jerrie” Cobb made history as the first woman to pass the physical and psychological evaluations for astronauts alongside the infamous Mercury Seven
Despite her extensive aviation experience and proving herself physically and mentally capable, she never left Earth due to the low glass ceiling for American women in space exploration in the 60s. in 1963, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova not only became the first woman in space, but she’s the only one to go on a solo mission.