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.

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

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