Tributes to Sally Ride

Sally Ride

Remembering Sally Ride. Tributes and articles from friends, colleagues, and the community.

"High Flight"
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Aviator and Poet

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Sally Ride's Achievements and Legacy

The New York Times

American Woman Who Shattered Space Ceiling


Astronaut's legacy: A boost for women in science

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies after bout with cancer

UT San Diego

Space Pioneer: Sally Ride 1951-2012


Tribute: Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space

The Daily Beast

Lynn Sherr: Sally Ride’s Heroic and Trailblazing Life as an Astronaut

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Obituary: Sally Ride / Astronaut's mission - inspiring women

Sally Ride's legacy lives in education programs

Top Secret Writers

How Sally Ride Broke Barriers for Women and Humankind

Under the Microscope

Remembering Sally Ride: Astronaut, Pioneer, Educator and Advocate

Leaders and Organizations

The White House

Statement by the President on the Passing of Sally Ride

Exxon Mobil

Farewell to a hero and inspiration

Change the Equation

Remembering Sally Ride


Astronaut-Educator Sally Ride Passes Away

from JPL

Houston Chronicle

Sally Ride’s reach for the stars

from The Baker Institute

Environmental Science Institute

Reach for the Stars

Conrad Foundation

Statement from Nancy Conrad regarding the passing of Sally Ride

The Institute

Sally Ride: An Inspiration for Women in Engineering

California Council on Science and Technology

California Trailblazer Sally Ride Left Legacy of Dedication to Science Education


Sally Ride Continues to Engage Kids in STEM

U.S. Senate

Mikulski Speaks on Senate Floor on Passing of Sally Ride


Space Ref

Hutchison, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring First American Woman in Space, Dr. Sally Ride

from U.S. Senators

Powerhouse Museum

Farewell Sally Ride, first US woman in Space (1951-2012)


NWHM Celebrates the Life of Sally Ride


Aerospace Board of Trustees Member Sally Ride Dies


Spaceflight Pioneer Sally Ride Loses Battle With Pancreatic Cancer


Remembering Sally Ride

The Huffington Post

Science, Innovation and Sally Ride

from PhRMA

Cosmic Log on NBC

In memoriam: 'Ride, Sally, Ride'

tributes from other luminaries

Friends, Colleagues, and Fans


Maria Zuber Statement Regarding the Passing of Sally Ride


NASA Education Mourns Death of Sally Ride


Inspiring a Generation

from Cynthia Evans

Washington Post

My friend Sally Ride’s final mission: Making science cool

from Susan Okie


The human, funny side of Sally Ride

from Kathryn Sullivan


Thank you, Sally Ride

from Meg Urry


Astronaut Cady Coleman Remembers Sally Ride


Today's Women of Space Remember Sally Ride


Sally Ride's Legacy: 1st Female Space Shuttle Commanders Speak Out


Sally Ride Remembered: Tributes to 1st American Woman in Space

Houston Chronicle

Other female firsts in space remember Sally Ride

with Eileen Collins and Peggy Whitson

Donna Dubinsky: Sally Ride, the person and the stellar name


The Space Trip That Made Sally Ride A Folk Hero

with Susan Okie, Kathryn Sulliven, and Maria Zuber


The Humility And Determination Of Sally Ride

with Eilen Ochoa and Pamela Melroy

Los Angeles Times

Sally Ride: UCSD colleague remembers first U.S. woman in space

with Greg Fuller

The Columbia Daily Tribune

Astronauts recall Sally Ride's impact

with Steven Nagel and Linda Goodwin


Ride, Sally Ride: My Dinner with the First American Woman in Space

with Miles O'Brien


Memories of my space flight with Sally Ride

from Cpt Frederick (Rick) Hauk

The New York Times

Ride, Sally Ride

from Andrew C. Revkin

Los Angeles Times

Sally Ride remembered for handling historic role with grace

with Lynn Eden, Robert L. Crippen, and Fiona A. Harrison

The Planetary Society

Sally Ride, 1951 - 2012

from Bill Nye


Rick Kupchella remembers co-author, astronaut Sally Ride

The Huffington Post

Sally's Ride: Fly Me to the Moon

from Lonna Saunders

Pasadena Sun

Schiff, community remember Sally Ride


How Sally Ride serves as an inspiration

from Derrick H. Pitts

Washington Post

Sally Ride’s legacy is greater than her space trips

from Karen Tumulty

Climate Central

Sally Ride: 'Rare Person Who Made Us All Better'

from Heidi Cullen

Science News

Blog: Remembering Sally Ride

from Nadia Drake


Ride, Sally Ride: You remember astronaut who inspired women

Twitter posts

Los Angeles Times

Remembering Sally Ride: A pioneer who changed everything

Facebook and Twitter posts


Video Interview: Remembering Sally Ride

from Melanie Wallace

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Let's Talk About: Sally Ride, American space pioneer

from Dan Malerbo

Annals of Spacetime

Sally K. Ride (1951 - 2012)

from Maia Weinstock

La Jolla Light

Remembering Sally Ride: A tribute from a friend in La Jolla

from Lynne Friedmann


Mission Possible

from Francis French

Educators, Parents, and Students

Alabama Local News

Sally Ride program blasts kids into science

Education Week Teacher

Sally Ride's Legacy to Teachers

Billings Gazette

Ride's legacy continues to pay off in Billings


Caddo science teachers respond to death of Sally Ride


NSTA Expresses Sorrow Over the Passing of Dr. Sally Ride

Education Week

Astronaut Sally Ride, a Leader in STEM Education, Dies at 61

Gilroy Dispatch

Teraji: Ride on, Sally Ride

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Losing a true hero: Sally Ride will be missed but her impact on science education will continue

Palo Alto Online

Sally Ride's legacy: engaging others in science


The Legacy of Sally Ride, the First American Woman in Space


Sally Ride’s Legacy: Astronaut, STEM Education Leader, and Role Model

Sally Ride's legacy lives in education programs


Sally Ride: STEM Education Leader

Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Remembering Sally Ride’s Advocacy for STEM and Gender Equity

The Huffington Post

Celebrating Pioneers


Launch kids on Sally Ride Science


An Honorary STEMmy for


UCSB TEP Lecturer Remembers Astronaut Sally Ride

Lesson Planet

Sally Ride: Forging A Path to the Stars