Sunday, June 14, 2020

Meet Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan is a unique woman. In 1984 she was the first US woman to leave a spacecraft and to complete a spacewalk. And, in 2020 at the age of 68 she was the first woman to travel almost seven miles (11km) to reach the lowest known point in the ocean.

She made a total of three space missions, including the 1990 launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. She logged 532 hours in space in total and was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2004.

Last Sunday she went to the Mariana Trench, which is near Guam. She got into a two-person submersible craft and, with another passenger (a man), went down more than 35,800 ft. (10,900 m). She is only the eighth person and first woman to reach the bottom.

Here are her comments re the Hubble

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