Resolution to Erect Statue of Astronaut Sally Ride Receives Unanimous Bipartisan Support in Key Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 24, 2015 — Senator Ricardo Lara’s (Bell Gardens) resolution to place a statue of American pioneer Sally Ride in the Statuary Hall located in the United States Capitol received unanimous bipartisan support today in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee by a vote of 10-0. Senate Joint Resolution 4 would make Sally Ride […]

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Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego Launches Summer STEAM Workshops For Girls

Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego has announced an innovative series of summer workshops aimed at getting girls in middle school and high school excited about STEAM topics and careers. The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy for Girls offers 12 weeklong workshops in a range of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) subjects. […]

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Animated Video Revives Sally Ride’s Lost Conversation With Gloria Steinem

When Sally Ride was preparing to make history as the first American woman in space, reporters kept asking questions that seemed beside the point. What type of makeup would she take with her? What were the bathrooms like in space? And did she cry when training got tough? Shortly after Ride returned from her 1983 […]

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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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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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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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Sally Ride Belongings to Soar on Maiden Flight of Orion Spacecraft

Flight Test of NASA Spacecraft Built to Transport Humans into Deep Space will Carry Dr. Sally Ride’s STS-7 Crew Patch as Well as an Excerpt from “The Mystery of Mars” UPDATE: Orion launched successfully from Cape Canaveral, FL, on Friday, December 5, at 7:05 am EST and, after two orbits, returned successfully, splashing down at 11:29 am EST in […]

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Sally Ride EarthKAM Mission Scheduled for November 4-7

Fall Mission Will Let Students All Over the World Capture Images of the Earth from the International Space Station San Diego, CA, October 27, 2014—Sally Ride Science today announced that a fall mission is scheduled for Sally Ride EarthKAM, Tuesday, November 4, through Friday, November 7. During the mission, students from across the world will […]

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