Sally Ride, America’s first woman astronaut communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck. (Image: NASA)

NASA has pledged it will have the first woman walk on the Moon in the very near future. Its crewed lunar mission Artemis 2 includes Astronaut Christina Koch, who will become the first woman to fly by the Moon in September 2025. Only 11 percent of astronauts so far have been women.

Who were the early space trailblazers? Which women astronauts broke the gender barriers and paved the way for others to follow? Take this quiz to find out.

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