On October 11, 1984, Kathryn Sullivan—now the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—made history when she became the first American woman to walk in space as a crew member of the shuttle Challenger. In three shuttle missions, she logged more than 530 hours in space, including the 1990 Discovery flight that deployed the Hubble Space Telescope.
On Wednesday, October 8, Pew hosted a conversation with Sullivan and broadcaster and journalist Lynn Sherr.
Opening Remarks by Rebecca Rimel, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Conversation with Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
Moderated by Lynn Sherr, Journalist and Author of Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space
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