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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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  • Sky was no limit for Salina brothers who pursued careers in astronomy

      News Source: Wichita Eagle | 5 days ago
    Alan Shepard into space, a 9-year-old boy named Steve Hawley asked his mother to buy him a dime-store telescope. Several years and several telescopes later, he asked his mother and father to help pay for college...Some parents might ask how staring
  • These Charming Paintings Celebrate Female Firsts In Space

      News Source: io9 | 30 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 | 1 month 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

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  • It Happened Today – April 19 » Do You Remember

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    Talk of the day: grace kelly bride 7904401 It Happened Today – April 19. Grace Kelly. 1956: Prince Rainier III of Monaco marries film actress Grace Kelly at the Cathedral of Monaco. 1982: Sally Ride is named the first female astronaut.
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