Author Topic: Sally Ride  (Read 1050 times)


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Sally Ride
« on: July 23, 2012, 05:11:24 PM »
Sally Ride
May 26, 1951-July 23, 2012

Nationally ranked tennis player

Physics degree from Stanford

Joined NASA in 1978

First American woman in space 1983, was also the youngest American in space (at the time)

Helped develop the Shuttle's robot arm and was the first woman to operate said arm in space

She spent a total 343 hours in space

She served on the presidential commission investigating the Shuttle Challenger accident

Led NASA's first strategic planning effort

Founded NASA's Office of Exploration

She left NASA and worked at Stanford for a while before becoming a physics professor at the University of California and the Director of the California Space Institute.

She then gave her talents and wisdom back to our Nation to serve on the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

President and CEO of Sally Ride Science

What..a gal!

God Bless you Sally! We'll miss you. Enjoy being home.


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Re: Sally Ride
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 07:38:13 PM »
She was quite an interesting lady and role model.  Amazing, really.  ;) 


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Re: Sally Ride
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 07:58:06 PM »
She was an inspiration to many!  Thanks, Sally.
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