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    Dr. Ride was the first American woman in space, flying on two missions on the shuttle Challenger.

    dr. sally ride, a physicist, who in 1983 at the age of 32, flew on the shuttle challenger and became the youngest and first american woman in space. gloria steinem, editor of ms. magazine at the time, said, “millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers, and scientists.” • she inspired us to reach for the stars, literally. . . ride sally ride . . . rest in peace



    • Maisie Bartlett

      Sally Ride, Trailblazing Astronaut, aboard the Challenger June 18, 1983 for a six-day mission, has died at 61. Dr. Ride had degrees in physics astorphysics & English (Stanford). At 32, She was also youngest American in space. She joined NASA in 1982 and was on a second mission in 1984. Later she sat on both panels investigating explos1986 "All she wanted to do, is fly" 2012

    • K. W.

      Sally Ride, Trailblazing Astronaut, Dies at 61. Dr. Ride, a physicist, flew on the shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, and on a second mission in 1984. She was also, at 32, the youngest American in space. Dr. Ride is survived by her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy.

    • Jack Herlocker

      Sally Ride, Trailblazing Astronaut, Dies at 61. Pictured: Sally Ride communicating with ground controllers during the six-day space mission of the Challenger in 1983. When the shuttle landed, Dr. Ride told reporters, “I’m sure it was the most fun that I’ll ever have in my life.”

    • Space Traveler Magazine

      Sally Ride, Trailblazing Astronaut. Shattered the Space Ceiling to be the first woman in space.

    • Harlain Ruff

      Dr. Sally Ride, a physicist, who in 1983 at the age of 32, flew on the shuttle challenger and became the youngest and first American woman in space. Gloria Steinem, editor of ms. magazine at the time, said, “millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers, and scientists.” • Dr. Ride inspired us to reach for the stars, literally. . . ride sally ride . . . rest in peace

    • Betty Wheeler

      Sally Ride // 1951-2012. Dr. Ride was finishing at Stanford—with degrees in physics, astrophysics and English—and looking for a job when she saw a NASA newspaper ad for astronauts. She looked at the qualifications and said, “I’m one of those people.” She applied, and made the cut. “The women’s movement had already paved the way, I think, for my coming,” she said. But there were still rough spots; she politely endured a barrage of questions focused on her sex. (NY Times)

    • Tessa Kotis

      Dr Sally Ride, Trailblazing Astronaut, Dies at 61 - "Dr. Ride, a physicist who was accepted into the space program in 1978, flew on the shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983 and in 1984. At 32, she was also the youngest American in space. In 2003, Dr. Ride told The Times that stereotypes still persisted about girls and science and math so she continued to set up science programs all over the country meant to appeal to girls to help them find mentors, role models and one another."

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    • tina the winks

      Sally Ride, hero and badass.

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