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Sally Ride

Escape Into Space with These Vintage Photos

Hundreds of people have flown in space since the first trip in 1961, but only 40 women have made the journey. After two female Russian cosmonauts completed groundbreaking spaceflights, Sally Ride became America's first woman astronaut in 1983. Read More »

In Remembrance of Sally Ride

Like many women scientists of my generation, I felt a special affinity with Sally Ride. I met her just after she was selected as an astronaut when she came to visit my graduate institution as part of her training program. Read More »

Sally Ride, A Complete Heroine

No one on earth -- or in space -- could have created a more complete heroine than Sally Ride. Read More »