Sally Ride, first American woman in space, featured on new US quarter

Sally Ride astronaut coin featured

The US Mint announced the five designs for 2022 as a part of the new American Women Quarters program. Among those featured on the new quarters is Astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

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This Day In Space (June 18, 1983): Sally Ride takes her first ride into space

Today marks an important milestone in spaceflight history. For the first time on the Space Shuttle, a woman would fly and bring motivation to little girls everywhere to join the STEM industry.

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