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Sally Ride

by Abbi from Des Plaines

SALLY RIDE
Sally Ride in Space (google.com/images)
Sally Ride in Space (google.com/images)

Do you know who was a female astronaut? Do you know whose parents names are Joyce and Dale Ride and whose middle name was Kristen? This mystery woman also has a sister named Karen but everyone called her by her nickname, Bear. If you are thinking it is Sally Ride, you are correct! Sally liked to play softball and she was the best softball player. Sally didn’t want to play the piano but her parents made her. She learned new languages and played tennis too.

Sally Ride and the crew (google.com/images)
Sally Ride and the crew (google.com/images)

Sally Ride was the first woman to travel in space. Her first flight was June 18 - 24, 1983. In February she was appointed to the Presidential Commission.

Sally went to Westlake College. She studied math and science. Sally then went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree at Standford University in 1973. She received a Ph.D. in physics in 1978. She was the sixth woman to graduate from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA).

Sally Ride became an astlly then started the astronauronaut in 1979. She was the first woman to travel in space. Her first flight was June 18 - 24, 1983 on the shuttle Challenger STS-7. In February she was appointed to the Presidential Commission.

On January 28, 1986, the 13th Challenger space shuttle broke apart during liftoff and killed the entire crew. There were seven crew members on board. In March, Sally Ride was appointed to a Federal Board where she investigated the accident.

What I like about my famous person Sally Ride is she was an astronaut. My favorite thing about her is that I want to be a astronaut like her.

Page created on 5/13/2006 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 5/13/2006 12:00:00 AM

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