Anna Lee Fisher, the first mother in space. Pictured here in 1979 when she was selected by NASA as a candidate for space travel, Fisher is currently the oldest active American astronaut. (NASA/DoD)
Happy birthday to one of NASA's oldest active astronauts - Anna Fisher.
"Anna Lee Tingle Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. Formerly married to fellow astronaut Bill Fisher, and the mother of two children, in 1984 she became the first mother in space. Fisher is the oldest active American astronaut. Wikipedia”
Anna Fisher, 1979: The first female astronaut (by: James Vaughan)
Steven Ray Nagel
(STS-51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)
Following the second successful unpowered free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, a formation of five T-38s and NASA’s 747 shuttle carrier fly overhead to salute the new addition to America’s space fleet. Edwards Air Force Base, California, September 13, 1977.
(Department of Defense)
Astronaut Rhea Seddon practicing on Resusci Anne, the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training mannequin, during a Zero G flight on the KC-135. Terry Slezak can be seen on the right with the camera.
Deke Slayton gives a talk in Minneapolis about the space shuttle and its future, 1978. The article describes him as “a lean man of 52 with a shaggy, graying crewcut.”
Flashback photo: Marc Garneau, the first Canadian ever to go in outer space.
Credit: Report on Business