Sally Ride

Description, History, Key People, Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

~ She was born on May 26, 1951

~ Died at the age of 61 on May 23, 2012

~Died because of Cancer

~ She has received the Space Society's award, the Lindbergh Eagle Award, the NCAA's Theodore Rosevelt award and she was inducted into the National Women's Hall Of Fame

Key People

~Mom is Carol Joyce (Nèe Anderson)

~Dad is Dale Burdell Ride

~Sister is Karen (Bear) Ride

~spouse is Steven Hawley

Background history

~Wanted to be tennis player

~Trained for 2 years before going into space

~Never did anything bad when she was little