Tributes to Sally Ride
VIDEO - SALLY RIDE: A CHAMPION OF SCIENCE LITERACY
This video was shown at "Sally Ride: A Lifetime of Accomplishment, A Champion of Science Literacy," a national tribute to America's first woman in space held at the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on May 20, 2013. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, the video includes rare footage of astronaut Sally Ride's time at NASA and commentary from Sally's family, as well as educators impacted by Sally Ride Science programs.
To view more photo coverage of the National Tribute to Sally Ride, please visit NASA's Flickr account.
VIDEO - 30th ANNIVERSARY OF SALLY RIDE'S FIRST SPACE FLIGHT
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VIDEO - NASA TV HONORS SALLY'S LEGACY
WITH STEM PANELISTS
On May 17, 2013, NASA Television aired a special event from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington to honor the contributions and legacy of the late Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman in space. Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa participated in a panel discussion about how Ride, who founded the educational company Sally Ride Science helped open doors to students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
- Tom Costello, NBC News, Moderator
- Dan Vergano, USA Today, Chief Science Writer
- Margaret Weitekamp, Curator, National Air & Space Museum
- Ellen Ochoa, Director, Johnson Space Center
- Rene McCormick, Executive Director, Science Programs, National Math & Science Initiative
- Linda Billings, Research Professor, School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University
To view more photo coverage of the event, please visit NASA's Flickr account.