On October 11, 1984 Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space. She served her country during this mission one the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G.

Her space walk took place to over three and a half hours to demonstrate the feasibility of satellite refueling. They would land at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on October 13, 1984 after completing 132 orbits of the Earth in 197.5 hours.

She currently acts as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator and has authored several books on science and her space experiences.

Book Title: To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space 

Book Author: Van Vleet, Carmella, Sullivan, Kathryn D., Wong, Nicole (Nicole E.)

Dewey Decimal Call Number: JB SULLIVAN 2016

If you would prefer to purchase this book, please consider supporting the Librarian’s Almanac through our Amazon Link.