NPR Short Wave, Hosted by Madeline Sofia, June 23, 2021
Tam O’Shaughnessy and Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, shared a passion for getting girls involved in STEM. It led them to co-found Sally Ride Science, a company focused on equity and inclusion in science education. But, there was much more to Tam and Sally’s relationship. Tam gives us an intimate look at their decades-long partnership: how they met and fell in love, the pressures they faced as a queer couple, and their long-awaited and public coming out with Sally’s death in 2012.
This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, fact-checked by Indi Khera and edited by Viet Le. Avie Schneider produced for the web.