Obama hails Sally Ride, other pioneers in State of the Union address

WASHINGTON—Invoking the examples of astronaut Sally Ride and other pioneering Americans, President Obama used his final State of the Union address to call for a renewal of the nation’s “spirit of discovery.” “That spirit of discovery is in our DNA,” Obama said during the speech to a joint session of Congress Jan. 12. “America is […]

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Sally Ride Science Launches at UC San Diego

By Judy Piercy and Jennifer Davies, UC San Diego SAN DIEGO, CA, October 22, 2015 — Blasting aboard space shuttle Challenger in 1983 to become the first American woman—and at age 32, the youngest American in space—the late Sally Ride captured the nation’s imagination by breaking barriers. Her legacy also includes inspiring generations of students to […]

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Sally Ride: Curating Her Life

View the Recorded Event: Click Here Panelists: Tam O’Shaughnessy, Valerie Neal, Margaret Weitekamp, and Patti Williams Tuesday, October 6 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Moving Beyond Earth Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC Admission: Free To celebrate the acquisition of the Sally K. Ride Collection of personal possessions and papers, the National […]

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Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman In Space. Most people know Sally Ride as the unflappable young astronaut who soared into history in 1983 as the first American woman in space. This new photobiography, written by Sally’s life, writing, and business partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, offers an intimate look at the real person behind […]

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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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Sally Ride Science & Deloitte Award $25,000 in Cash & Resources for STEM Education Innovations

Winners of Sally Ride-Deloitte Awards for Teaching Innovation in STEM Announced; Teacher-Created Computer Programming Curriculum Takes Top Prize San Diego, CA, February 28, 2015 – Sally Ride Science today announced the winners of a nationwide contest for K-12 educators in the U.S. to recognize innovations in instruction related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) […]

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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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Sally Ride EarthKAM Mission Scheduled for January 27-30

January Mission Will Let Students All Over the World Capture Images of the Earth from the International Space Station San Diego, CA, January 15, 2015—Sally Ride Science today announced that a new mission is scheduled for Sally Ride EarthKAM, from Tuesday, January 27 through Friday, January 30. During the mission, students from around the world […]

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