Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan is a former NASA astronaut, US Navy officer, and crew member on three Space Shuttle missions. She was selected as one of six women among 35 astronaut candidates in NASA’s Astronaut Group 8 (1978) – the first group to include women. She became the first woman to be certified to wear a USAF pressure suit. During her first mission, STS-41-G, she performed the first extra-vehicular activity by an American woman. One her second, STS-31, she helped deploy the Hubble Space Telescope. On the third, STS-45, she served as Payload Commander on the first Spacelab mission for NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. She served as a top administrator at NOAA and was recently appointed by President Joe Biden to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
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