Friday, July 21st, 2017

4 Inspirational Quotes Astronaut Baby Boomer Sally Ride

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“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.”

“I had both male and female heroes.”

“Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space.”

“There are lots of opportunities out there for women to work in these fields, … Girls just need support, encouragement and mentoring to follow through with the science.”

~Sally Ride

Trivia:

In 1983, before Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, a reporter asked, “Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?”


Dr. Sally Kristen Ride (Born May 26, 1951 in Encino, CA) is an American former astronaut who in 1983 became the first American woman to reach outer space. She was going to be a pro tennis player, but refused because she believed education was worth everything. One day she saw an ad in the newspaper, decided she wanted to be an astronaut and she was 1 in 1000 to be picked. She was preceded by two Soviet women, Valentina Tereshkova and Svetlana Savitskaya . At the time, she was the youngest American to enter outer space.

More Trivia: Billie Jean King was one of her heroes.

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