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Sally Ride Timeline
Transcript of Sally Ride Timeline
On June 18, Ride becomes the first American woman to fly in space. She serves as a mission specialist on STS-7, aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
During the mission, the crew of five operates the robotic arm, deploys and retrieves a free-flying satellite, and conducts materials science and pharmaceutical experiments.
She flies on the Challenger for her second and last time in 1984. Although she is assigned to a third mission aboard the Challenger in 1985, it explodes shortly after launch in 1986. Ride is then appointed to the Presidential Commission investigating the Challenger Disaster.
Ride receives bachelor's degrees in physics and English from Stanford University, and in 1975 she claims a master's degree in physics.
In 1977 she applies to become an astronaut when NASA conducts a national search for new astronauts and, for the first time, allows women to apply. After a year, the eager woman is chosen by NASA, one of six women among thirty- five trainees. In this year she also recieves a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford.
On May 26, Sally Kristen Ride is born.
Timeline of sally ride
The future astronaut graduates from Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles, California.
Sally Ride died on July 23, 2012 of pancreatic cancer. Her achievements will never be forgotten, and she still inspires many young scientists to this day.
Sally receives some astronaut training.
•Parachute jumping and water survival
•Flying in T-38 jets
•Developing shuttle's robot arm
•Serves as communications officer
(CAPCOM) for STS-2 and STS-3 missions, communicating with shuttle crews from mission control