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Home STS-7 Challenger Crew – Ride, front row, left, with her STS-7 crewmates. In addition to launching America’s first female astronaut, it was also the first mission with a five-member crew. Front row, left to right: Ride, Commander Bob Crippen, Pilot Frederick Hauck. Back row, left to right: John Fabian, Norm Thagard. (Image Credit: NASA) STS-7 Challenger Crew - Ride, front row, left, with her STS-7 crewmates. In addition to launching America's first female astronaut, it was also the first mission with a five-member crew. Front row, left to right: Ride, Commander Bob Crippen, Pilot Frederick Hauck. Back row, left to right: John Fabian, Norm Thagard. (Image Credit: NASA)

STS-7 Challenger Crew – Ride, front row, left, with her STS-7 crewmates. In addition to launching America’s first female astronaut, it was also the first mission with a five-member crew. Front row, left to right: Ride, Commander Bob Crippen, Pilot Frederick Hauck. Back row, left to right: John Fabian, Norm Thagard. (Image Credit: NASA)

STS-7 Challenger Crew - Ride, front row, left, with her STS-7 crewmates. In addition to launching America's first female astronaut, it was also the first mission with a five-member crew. Front row, left to right: Ride, Commander Bob Crippen, Pilot Frederick Hauck. Back row, left to right: John Fabian, Norm Thagard. (Image Credit: NASA)

STS-7 Challenger Crew – Ride, front row, left, with her STS-7 crewmates. In addition to launching America’s first female astronaut, it was also the first mission with a five-member crew. Front row, left to right: Ride, Commander Bob Crippen, Pilot Frederick Hauck. Back row, left to right: John Fabian, Norm Thagard. (Image Credit: NASA)

Ride and three of her STS-7 crewmates take a break from simulator training to pose for a NASA photographer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Image Credit: NASA)
Liftoff – Ride and her crewmates rocket into space aboard Challenger at 7:33am EDT on June 18th, 1983. Ride later described the launch as “exhilarating, terrifying and overwhelming all at the same time.” (Image Credit: NASA)