|Posted on Feb 02, 2012 03:17:37 PM | Mamta Patel Nagaraja | 2 Comments ||
"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary." - Sally Ride
(1951- ) Former astronaut and first American woman in space. Dr. Sally Ride was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1978 and flew for the first time in 1983. After retiring from the astronaut corp, Dr. Ride joined the University of Califorinia at San Diego as a professor and started her own organization called Sally Ride Science to encourage young girls to enter science, math, technology, and engineering fields.
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