Sally Ride

By: Lilly Harkins

Sally Ride

Ride was the first American Women to travel to space. June 1983, Ride made six-day flight to Space.

Sally's Life

Birth Year: May 26, 1951

Death Year: July 23, 2012, After a 17 month-long battle with Pancreatic Cancer

Age: 61

From: Los Angeles, California

Education: 1978 received a Ph. D for Physics

Major Accomplishments: First American women to travel to space, Investigated the Columbia Shuttle incident, and NASA named the site where the Twin Gravity Probes hit the moon in her honor.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/Features/sally_ride_remembered.html

"Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism-- and literally changed the face of America's space program," said Bolden.


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