Women Make Flying History, 1928 and 1983

On June 18, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger. She accompanied pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon in the Fokker Friendship, a tri-motor aircraft.

Here is a link to a newspaper article about her flight.

Earhart, Stultz, and Gordon successfully made it across the Atlantic in around 21 hours.

Exactly 55 years later, on this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly to space.

Obama later said of Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Dr. Sally Ride:

Sally inspired us to reach for the stars, and she advocated for a greater focus on the science, technology, engineering and math that would help us get there. Sally showed us that there are no limits to what we can achieve…

These two record-breaking and inspiring women proved that the sky’s the limit in what women and science can accomplish.


I love your feedback! Please leave a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s