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woman in space Sally Ride Sally joins NASA After NASA Astronaut Training Credits: Born: May 26, 1951 Sally was enrolled at Stanford University and studied astrophysics, electron laser physics and later received her Ph. D in 1978. Ride served as the ground based capsule-communicator for the 2nd & 3rd Space Shuttle flights and helped develop the Space Shuttles robot arm. Sally's astronaut training included parachute jumping, water survival, weightlessness, radio communication, & navigation. Sally retired from NASA in 1987 and in
1989 became the director of the California Space Institute. "She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars..Sally's life showed that there are no limits to what we can achieve.." - Barrack Obama http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride
http://www.biography.com/people/sally-ride-9458284 Died: July 23, 2012 Sally finally made history on
June 18, 1983 as she arrived
in space on the Challenger. "For whatever reason I didn't succumb
to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls"-
Sally Ride Tributes to Sally "Sally broke barriers with grace and professionalism- and literally changed the face of Americas space program" - NASA administrator Charles Bolden