NASA’s astronaut corps, representing almost all 50 states, has over 300 current and former members. The first astronaut team, comprised of 7 men, was selected in 1959, and we’re all familiar with Alan Shepard, John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. Here are some additional cool facts:
* 1983: Sally Ride was America’s first female astronaut to fly on the Space Shuttle (Space Shuttle 7).
* 1983: NASA’s first African-American astronaut was Guion Bluford (Space Shuttle 8).
* 1992: NASA’s first African-American woman astronaut was Mae Jemison (Space Shuttle 47),
- Earring Length: ~1.75″
- These bright-gold metal charms have been treated with a protective coating to prolong their shiny finish.
- The gold-plated, stainless steel earwires are nickel-free and lead-free.
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