On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride broke that gender barrier in America. The inspiring real story behind the movie, Hidden Figures, highlighted the amazing accomplishments of black female mathematicians at NASA. Women have been at the forefront of the space race all along, and there is so much yet to discover!