On june 15, 1983, three days before launch aboard space shuttle challenger, sally ride takes a last look at houston before taking off in a t-38 jet on politics and culture, gloria steinem didn't spend time in physics labs or test-flight cockpits helping women improve their qualifications for space work. Dr sally ride studied at stanford university before beating out 1,000 other applicants for a spot in nasa's astronaut program after rigorous training, ride joined the challenger shuttle mission on june 18, 1983, and became the first american woman in space. The national air and space museum honored the late pioneer astronaut sally ride recently with a panel discussion entitled “sally ride: how her still must overcome to ensure gender equality in the sciences, such as lingering cultural stereotypes that prevent women from pursuing stem careers and a.
“change the equation can change the national dialogue around literacy in science, technology, engineering and math,” said sally ride likely the most important impact these major companies can have is to inspire children through stem–the same way the space race served as inspiration for students in. Nasa has named the site where twin agency spacecraft impacted the moon monday in honor of the late astronaut sally k ride, who was america's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission team.
Sally ride is best known as the first american woman in space following her death on july 23, 2012 at the age of 61, she also is being remembered as a soft- spoken physicist who wanted to inspire young people to consider careers in technical fields.
Earlier today, sally ride, the first american woman ever to fly in outer space, passed away at the age of 61 from pancreatic cancer to many different people, her life, her achievements, and her death means a great diversity of things to anyone with a love of outer space, human exploration, and achieving.
Prominent members of nasa and the aerospace community offer their remembrances of sally ride's legacy in the wake of her passing her influence in inspiring students to pursue careers in science and technology is one of her many extraordinary achievements in her role as an astronaut and as an.