Former NASA astronaut becomes 1st woman to reach Earth’s deepest point

Former NASA astronaut becomes 1st woman to reach Earth’s deepest point

- Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, broke another record and became the first female diver to reach the deepest part of the sea

- Kathy first walked in space after she joined male astronauts in 1984

- The 68-year-old made the 35 810 foot (10.9km) dive to Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth

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The first American woman to walk in space, 68-year old Kathy Sullivan has achieved another first by being the first woman to reach the deepest known spot in the ocean.

Kathy came out from a 35,810-foot (around 10.9 km) dive to the Challenger Deep as confirmed by EYOS Expeditions, a company that was in charge of logistics of the mission.

With that, she has became the first woman to set both records.

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Kathy and Victor L Vescovo, who is an explorer funding the project, spend one and half hours at their destination.

They started to descend into the seabed after they had captured images of the ocean.

Kathy was part of the first set of astronauts that included women in 1984, making her the first American woman to walk in space.

Kathy will, however, remain for a few more days. Photos sources: NYT/Robb Report

Kathy will, however, remain for a few more days. Photos sources: NYT/Robb Report
Source: UGC

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Later on in life, she became the administrator of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. She had a deep interest in the ocean before becoming an astronaut.

She will be at sea for the next few days even after she had set the new record and completed a major part of her mission.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that an 18-year-old boy identified as Antonio Gwynn Jr has been rewarded with a car and a college scholarship after spending 10 hours to clean up a street in Buffalo, New York.

Bailey Avenue in Buffalo was covered in glass and garbage after protests occasioned by George Floyd's death, Fox 8 reports.

An organised group of neighbours arrived later to start cleaning up and realised that the teenager had already done most of the work.

Matt Block was impressed when he heard Gwynn's story and he decided to give him his prized 2004 red Mustang convertible.

After learning of Block's gift, a local businessman named Bob Briceland decided to extend a year of free auto insurance coverage through his insurance agency.

After high school, the young boy had planned to go to trade school while saving up to go to college.

Medaille College in Buffalo heard Gwynn's story and offered him a full scholarship where he will be studying business.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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