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Sally Ride

by Taylor from Overland Park

Sally Ride (engadget.com)
Sally Ride (engadget.com)

Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951 in Encino, California. Ride went to Stanford University, and was a double major in English and physics. She later earned her bachelor's degree in both subjects. She continued to study physics there, and earned a master's degree and a Ph.D.

Ride then earned a spot in the N.A.S.A. astronaut program against one thousand other applicants. She trained very hard for a chance to actually go into space. On June, 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space. After that, Ride became the director of the California Space institute at her university. She died on July 23, 2012 in La Jolla, California, from pancreatic cancer.

Sally Ride is an American hero because she displays intelligence, talent, and bravery. She is intelligent because she earned her degrees in many different subjects at Stanford University. Ride is talented because she was good enough to beat out one thousand other people for a chance to go into space. She was also brave because she was the first American woman to go into space. Ride proved that women can do anything men can do. Sally Ride was a great role model to anyone who wants to make a change in the world.

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Last edited 12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM

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