Christa McAuliffe (September 1948 – January was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. I remember where I was the moment this happened!
Jacqueline Cochran 1906 - 1980 PIONEERING PILOT The first woman to break the sound barrier, she might have been the first woman astronaut — but apparently NASA wasn't ready: Thirteen women, including Cochran, were invited to train, then disinvited in 1961
Almost 70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell . as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses.
People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.