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  • The final entry on our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson. Along with performing EVAs in orbit, Dyson was also the first astronaut to be born after the Apollo missions.
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  • Tenth on our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Nicole Stott. She performed her EVA from the International Space Station. Stott was also on the crew that holds the record for the longest aquanaut mission in the Aquarius research habitat.
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  • Ninth on our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Sunita Williams. With seven EVAs beneath her belt, Williams is the reigning queen of spacewalks.
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  • Eighth in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper. Stefanyshyn-Piper has hung her feet out of the Space Shuttles five separate times in orbit.
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  • Seventh in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Peggy Whitson. Whitson is a biochemist and has spent an amazing 39 hours and 46 minutes floating outside of the safety of a spacecraft in Earth orbit.
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  • Sixth in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Susan J. Helms. Helms and her crewmate James S. Voss hold the record for the longest single space walk to date.
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  • Fifth in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Tamara E. Jernigan. Jernigan completed one extravehicular activity in her career, but it lasted 7 hours and 55 minutes.
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  • Fourth in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Linda M. Godwin. Godwin performed two spacewalks, the first from the Space Shuttle Atlantis and a second from Space Shuttle Endeavor.
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  • The third in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton. Her first spacewalk was from the Shuttle Endeavor. In total, Thornton logged an impressive 21 hours on extra vehicular activities.
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  • The second in our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan. She was the first American woman to step outside of an orbiting spacecraft.
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