Sally Ride

American Woman Who Shattered Space Ceiling

Sally RideSally Ride – the first American woman to fly in space – died on July 23 at the age of 61, leaving behind a legacy of inspiration. The day after Dr. Ride’s shuttled launched into space, Gloria Steinem, editor of Ms. magazine at the time, said, “Millions of little girls are going to sit by their television sets and see they can be astronauts, heroes, explorers and scientists.”

Read the New York Times obituary and learn more about Dr. Ride by clicking here. 

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