Google Doodle Celebrates Varied Facets of Sally Ride’s Life and Work

The May 26 Google Doodle honoring Sally Ride on what would have been her 64th birthday grew out of collaborative discussions between the Google creative team and Tam O’Shaughnessy, Sally’s life, writing, and business partner. Google wanted to celebrate Sally, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012, for her role as America’s first woman in […]

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State Senate calls for swapping Father Serra statue with one of Sally Ride

Sacramento, CA, April 13, 2015— A divided California state Senate voted Monday to request that the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol be replaced with one of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Each state can place statues of two of its important citizens in the Capitol. The likeness […]

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Sen. Lara Proposal Would Make History by Placing Statue of American Physicist and Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride in National Statuary Hall

Dr. Ride would become first woman to represent California and first member of the LGBT community to be placed in the National Statuary Hall SACRAMENTO, CA, February 4, 2015 — California State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) today introduced Senate Joint Resolution 4 which would require the United States Congress to place a statue of […]

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Navy to Christen Research Vessel Sally Ride

The Navy will christen the Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28) Saturday, Aug. 9, during a ceremony held at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed in Anacortes, Washington. Kathryn Sullivan, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. “The […]

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Top Results for Biotechnology, Health and Education Announced

From creating better vaccines, to helping the elderly, to inspiring students, the International Space Station creates a versatile research environment to study science, education and health — and to learn from them in ways that lead to life-changing results. At the third annual ISS Research and Development conference June 17, four individuals and their teams […]

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Bio looks at Sally Ride’s iconic flight, private life

More than 30 years after gaining the world’s notice, Sally Ride remains an iconic figure, although her accomplishment remains a little fuzzy. First woman in space? No, that happened 20 years earlier with Valentina Tereshkova. First woman on the moon? No, that hasn’t happened at all. Ride was the first American woman in space, an […]

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Sally Ride Bio to Be Released June 4: Pre-Order Now

Set for release WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014: Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, the definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy (co-founder and CEO of Sally Ride Science), by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club […]

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The Commencement Address Sally Ride Never Gave

(This is an excerpt from an article published on the Huffington Post by Lynn Sherr, author of the upcoming biography, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space [Simon & Schuster, June 2014]). Astronaut Sally Ride didn’t deliver college commencement addresses. The first American woman in space — whose 1983 journey through the ultimate glass ceiling convinced millions that they, […]

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Sally Ride Science workshop goal is to keep kids interested in the field

What does a scientist look like? That was just one question asked Saturday of 25 local elementary and middle school teachers as part of a workshop by Sally Ride Science to help teachers encourage student interest in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. “A scientist is not just a crazy old white […]

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