How Kathryn Sullivan Became the First American Woman to Walk in Space - USA DAILY NEWS

How Kathryn Sullivan Became the First American Woman to Walk in Space

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Astronauts-in-training are warned in advance that roughly half of a crew will suffer nausea in space due to the effects of zero gravity. The other half, happily, will remain nausea-free. Kathryn Sullivan wasn’t sure which category she would fall into until the Space Shuttle Challenger launched on Oct. 5, 1984. “The engines cut off,” she recalls, “and the very first thought through my mind was, ‘This is way too much fun to get sick over.’ ”

The mission lasted eight days, and on the sixth, Dr. Sullivan performed a three-hour…

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