Sally Ride was the third woman overall to be in space, but the first woman in the U.S. She was launched in space in 1983, 20 years since Tereshova. She was also the youngest woman so far at age 32.
Mae Carol Jemison was the first African American in space in the Space Shuttle Endeavor on September 12, 1992.
The first U.S. loss in space was Judith Resnik who died in the disaster Challenger in 1986.
Christa McAuliffe also passed away while on the Challenger along with Resnik in 1986.
Kathryn D. Sullivan was the first woman to participate in the spacewalk in 1984.
Anna Lee Fisher was the first woman to be a mother and enter space.
Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman to enter space in 1991.
Eileen Collins was the first female shuttle pilot and shuttle commander of Space Shuttle.
Kathleen Rubins is the last woman to enter space, at least for now. She is the 60th woman to enter space and was the one who sequenced DNA in space.
Jeanette Epps will be embarking on a journey in 2018. This will make her the first African American woman to board the International Space Station.