sally ride

sally ride

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  • Sally Ride began astronaut training along with other women chosen in August 1978. During training, the astronauts went through flight training, water survival, weightlessness, and training in navigation and communications.
  • and that's how you fix a thermal compressor
  • By August, 1979, Sally Ride had completed astronaut training. She was assigned to a planned 1983 space mission, STS-7 scheduled for 1983. She would serve as mission specialist.
  • test complete
  • I did it!!!
  • 3 2 1 lift off
  • The space shuttle Challenger launched with Sally Ride aboard as mission specialist on June 18, 1983. She was the first American woman to go into space. The mission was successful. Ride described the experience as the most fun she would ever have in her life.
  • Bye bye
  • After several years in various positions at NASA, Ride left NASA to begin teaching in academia and working for private industry. She took a position at the University of California-San Diego.
  • In 2001, Ride founded Sally Ride Science to support and encourage young girls to study the sciences. This remained a passion of hers throughout the rest of her life.
  • science stuff
  • Some 20 years after her first space mission, Ride was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
  • i am in the astronaut hall of fame!!
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