Ride, Sally K. (Kristen) (1951-), a United States astrophysicist and astronaut. She was the first American woman to fly in space, being a crew member on the space shuttle Challenger flight of June, 1983.
How long can a human survive in outer space? In science fiction movies, this seems to be an area of much creative license, with some people exploding instantly, and others surviving for nearly a minute without long-term ill effect. I read once that one's blood would boil, but I read elsewhere that this isn't true. So what is it? See more »