Anna Fisher

Posted by Rob


Apparently this photo went viral a few months back, but I’ve just stumbled upon it and had to share it. There’s something about it that is truly mesmerizing. She’s certainly not hard on the eyes, but when you consider the NASA era it’s from, the photo takes on an especially inspiring and poignant tone.

Anna holds the title of “first mother in space.” She joined NASA as an astronaut candidate in 1978, and a little over a year prior to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Anna flew aboard Discovery on it’s second flight on November 8, 1984. The photo was taken for a Life Magazine story.

After the Challenger explosion she did not fly again, but she continues to work to this day at NASA as a station CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) on the Orion Project.

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Rob says:

October 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

@ben – I’ve not seen it around here in the many many years as a reader, but glad to hear you associate the photo with the site, it certainly has a Tycho/ISO50 vibe.


PinWizz says:

October 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Ha, same thing, but I think I’ve seen it on My Delineated Life first in 2009 (in my signature I linked to the post about this photo).