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Hi, i'm Sally Ride. I was born on May 26th 1951. I studied physics at the University of Stanford in California.
However, after being unable to make any major inroads in her tennis career, She returned to science with a renewed vigor.
I also played tennis, volleyball and softball. I wrote science books for children. The books are about exploring space.
I grew up in Los Angeles and went to Stanford University, where I got a double major in physics and English. I continued to study physics at the University, earning a master's degree in 1975 and a P.H.D in 1978.
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. She was an astronaut on a space shuttle mission. Her job was to work the robotic arm. She used the arm to help put satellites into space.
This is where I work and study at NASA. I have went on 7 mission trips so far.
Soon, after Ride stopped working for NASA in 1987. She started teaching at the University of California in San Diego. She started looking for ways to help women and girls who wanted to study science and mathematics. She came up with the idea for NASA's EarthKAM project. EarthKAM lets middle school students take pictures of Earth using a camera on the International Space Station. Students then study the pictures.
She was involved in a lot of charity work during her older years, most of which was dedicated to girls and young women. Looking back at her incredible career, it would indeed be fitting to state that sports’ loss was science’s gain.
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