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The U.S. Postal Service’s first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for a Forever stamp honoring Sally Ride will be on Wednesday, May 23, at 5 p.m. in the Price Center East Ballroom on the UC San Diego campus. Ride, America’s first woman in space, was a physics professor at UC San Diego after leaving NASA. The event is free and open to the public. To attend, RSVP online at

The stamp will be dedicated in a public ceremony featuring leaders from the Postal Service and UC San Diego as well as Ride’s friends and family. Speakers will include:

  • Kristin Seaver, U.S. Postal Service Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President
  • Pradeep K. Khosla, UC San Diego Chancellor
  • Becky Pettit, UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Billie Jean King, tennis legend and champion of social justice
  • Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman in space and Director of the Johnson Space Center
  • Tam O’Shaughnessy, Cofounder and Executive Director, Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego

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Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the ceremony live at