Over the years it has not been just man that has made the journey to space.
In the very early days of aviation women like Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson showed that they could fly just as well as men. Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic while Johnson flew from England to Australia.
Valentina Tershekova led the way for women in space. It took the US almost 20 years to do the same but almost all missions into space now have women onboard.