When I set out to find the most profound things Sally Ride said throughout her career, I realized we missed a huge opportunity as journalists. Mush together the thousands of words and hours of video footage, and you'll get one really long, repetitive ...
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Sally Ride never intended to be a hero. In fact, she was a shy girl who never raised her hand in class, loved to play tennis and read Scientific American religiously. When she responded to a NASA ad calling for applicants, the fine print didn't include ...View Complete Story
Thirty years ago Tuesday, a NASA physicist named Sally Ride broke through the ultimate glass ceiling and kept going. On June 18, 1983, Ride became the first American woman to fly into space, a crew member aboard the space shuttle Challenger.View Complete Story
On the 30th anniversary of Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space, Rep. Scott Peters on Tuesday introduced legislation calling for her to be granted a Congressional Gold Medal. Peters said Ride deserves the honor for more than just her ...View Complete Story