Ride, Sally, Ride.

She was a woman of firsts.

  • first class of female astronauts, 1978
  • first American woman in space
She was a trailblazer.
  • science major at Stanford University, physics
  • leader of investigative commissions (Challenger and Columbia explosions)
She used her celebrity status to educate.
  • founded Sally Ride Science
  • opened the world of science to girls
  • taught at the university level
  • led by example, breaking down barriers with class and a professional attitude

Because of you, Sally, many young women will reach for the stars. Thank you.

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