30 Things To Learn From Badass Historical Moms

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Badass historical mom tip: you can reach for the stars

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Who was the first woman in space? Anna Lee Fisher, who was also a mom. This lady, who had her PhD in medicine before coming to the attention of NASA, said she always wanted to go to space. However, in her youth she never acted on this dream because she didn’t see any way forward for a female astronaut. Therefore, when she was chosen to be part of Discovery’s expert team when she was eight months pregnant, she jumped at the chance. Just a year after giving birth to her daughter and months participating in grueling training while recovering, Anna made history. She became the first mother to leave Earth’s atmosphere in service to her country.

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