|| Two "First" Ladies|
|| Christopher W. Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) |
|| Tues May 18, 1999 at 8:52PM |
Two "First" Ladies
On this day in nineteen fifty-three
Jacqueline Cochran came to be ...
The first woman to break the sound barrier
As she piloted her F-86 in air over California
Then thirty-eight years later, another first
As Helen Sharman became immersed ...
In space, from a Soviet-made spacecraft
The first Brit to do it ... and not at all daft!
© Christopher W. Thomas
7:55pm Tuesday, May 18th, 1999