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Sally Ride's Biography

Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in 1983. She is also the first known astronaut to have been in a long-term same-sex relationship. In 1987, she left NASA to work at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control. She served on the investigation panels for two space shuttle disasters, Challenger and Columbia, the only person to serve on both. Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to be launched into space.

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  • These Charming Paintings Celebrate Female Firsts In Space

      News Source: io9 | 24 days ago
    In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space, and to celebrate 50 years of female astronauts, artist Ciaran Duffy has painted a series dedicated to these space pioneers. Duffy was inspired to paint his towering portrait of Tereshkova
  • Feminism's best friend and foe

      News Source: CNN | 30 days ago
    She is also credited with coining the term "debugging" in reference to fixing a computer. In addition to being a pioneer in the field, she paved the way for other females in computer science, including Katherine Yelick, left, who has built a career
  • Stunning evidence frees inmate

      News Source: CNN | 1 month ago
    After almost 17 years in prison, this was it: This was The Moment...Carrying a small bag of her belongings, she walked out of prison as a free woman. Only ex-prisoners can fully know the emotions that overtake someone during such a moment. It's a mix

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  • What Kind of Work Does Women's History Month Value ...

      Blog Source: | 28 days ago
    Wilma Rudolph, athlete. Sally Ride, astronaut. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, activist. Josephine Baker, performer. Virginia Woolf, novelist. Rosie the Riveter, archetype. Alice Paul, suffragist. Frida Kahlo, artist. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State. 1 (
  • ricklibrarian: The Word Heard: "Nonfiction at PLA"

      Blog Source: | 28 days ago
    Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space by Lynn Sherr Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak by Andy Hall The Tale of the&
  • Women's History Month - Reel Reactions -

      Blog Source: | 28 days ago
    Thanks to it, Sally Ride was the first woman in space and Colonel Guion Bluford was the first African-American. Nichols even transformed the fashion of television female stars with her mini-skirts and thigh-high boots. Thank God then that ...

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