Because eight is such a restrictive number, we've rounded up 10 other game-changing female aviators and astronauts. And be sure to check out Women In Aviation International's comprehensive list of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry to see even more female pilots.
Harriet Quimby (pictured) – First female to earn a pilot’s license in the U.S. (1911)
Jean Batten – First pilot to fly solo from England to New Zealand (1936)
Adrienne Bolland – First woman to fly over the Andes Mountains (1921)
Helene Dutrieu – Pioneering Belgian aviatrix; first woman to pilot a seaplane (1912)
Amy Johnson – First woman to fly solo from England to Australia (1930)
Opal Kunz – First president of The Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots (1929)