Anna Lee Fisher- The first mother in space.

In January 1978, NASA opened its doors to the very first female astronaut candidates, allowing six women to enroll in a training program that would last until August 1979. Anna Lee Fisher was one of them.

An expert in chemistry and medicine, Fisher had already received degrees in both fields, by the time she got accepted at NASA.

Her first assignment revolved around the development and testing of numerous spacewalk procedures, contingency repairing procedures, and the testing of the shuttle’s “robotic arms” capability. Fisher became an evaluator and verified the readiness of many shuttles. She also facilitated newcomers in NASA, explaining the operation concepts while providing work assistance at the health maintenance facilities. ... for more about Anna Lee Fisher click here...