According to Wikipedia, Barbie, the world's most popular doll, was released with a space suit costume, in the 1965." She was the first and most stylish woman in space and came with various Astro Fashions.
Were Barbie and Ken the first humans to make love in space? Or were they beaten by Professor John Robinson and Maureen Robinson from the 'Lost in Space' TV series (1965-1968)
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Eileen Collins became an astronaut in 1991 and was the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle in 1995. In 1999, Lt. Colonel Collins became the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission.
"There was my mom and I had a wife for a long time and now there is my fiancée. Eileen is in a long line of women who have given me orders."
~ Jeffrey S. Ashby, shuttle pilot regards flying under Eileen Collins' command.
"My daughter just thinks that all moms fly the Space Shuttle."
~ Air Force Col. Eileen Collins