The crew of NASA's STS-7 space mission in space, June 1983. From left to right, they are (back row) Robert L. Crippen, Frederick H. Hauck and John M. Fabian; (front row) Sally Ride (1951 - 2012) and Norman E. Thagard. It was on this mission that Ride became the first American woman in space. (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)