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Sally Ride

MAKERS' Exclusive Q&A With Children's Book Author, Cofounder and CEO of Sally Ride Science, Tam O'Shaughnessy

Tam O'Shaughnessy is an American children's science writer with an upcoming book, a photo biography about Sally Ride, set to release soon. Before the astronaut's death in 2012, they were life partners for over two decades. Read More »

Sally Ride, a Complete Heroine

No one on earth — or in space — could have created a more complete heroine than Sally Ride.   She came from a family of strong and barrier-breaking women — a mother who devoted her life to working with women in prison and a sister who was a pioneering minister.   Read More »

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 »