Women in space

June 16th marked fifty years since Valentina Tereshkova, on Vostok 6, became the first woman in space.Here's some little paintings:
Valentina Tereshkova - June 16th 1963
First woman in space.

Sally Ride - June 18th 1983
First American woman in space.

Svetlana Savitskaya - July 25th 1984
First woman to perform a spacewalk.

Mae Jemison - September 12th 1992
The first black woman in space.

Susan Helms - March 10th 2001
First female resident of the ISS

Eileen Collins - July 26th 2005
First female commander of a shuttle, Discovery.

Peggy Whitson - October 12th 2007
The first female commander of the ISS.
Also spent more time in space than any other woman. 376 days in total.

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Naoko Yamazaki
April 14th 2010
Four women serving together on the ISS represented the highest number of women in space simultaneously.

Some of these are for sale in my SHOP

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