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About Sally Ride
Sally Ride was a celebrated American physicist and astronaut best remembered for being the first American woman to travel to space, a feat she achieved in 1983 aboard the space shuttleChallenger. She traveled to space for the second time in 1984.
She was married to fellow astronaut Steven Hawley from 1982 to 1987. The marriage was childless.
Since she was only 32 years old at that time of her first journey to space, she made history by becoming the youngest American to travel to space.
She was the third woman in the world to fly in space.
After her death in 2012, it was revealed that she was in a 27-year lesbian relationship with her childhood friend Tam O'Shaughnessy. The revelation turned her into the first known gay astronaut.
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Famous quotes by Sally Ride
For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences.Sally Ride
For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.Sally Ride
I did not come to NASA to make history.Sally Ride
I liked math - that was my favorite subject - and I was very interested in astronomy and in physical science.Sally Ride
I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.Sally Ride
It takes a couple of years just to get the background and knowledge that you need before you can go into detailed training for your mission.Sally Ride
Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.Sally Ride
Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.Sally Ride
So I decided on science when I was in college.Sally Ride
The experience of being in space didn't change my perspective of myself or of the planet or of life. I had no spiritual experience.Sally Ride
The food isn't too bad. It's very different from the food that the astronauts ate in the very early days of the space program.Sally Ride
F.A.Q. about Sally Ride
When is her birthday?
Sally Ride's birthday is on May 26, 1951.
In how many days is her birthday?
Sally's birthday is in 177 days
How old was Sally when she died?
She was 61 years old.
When did she die?
She died in July 23, 2012.
How old would she be today?
Sally Ride would be 70 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Sally from?
She was born in Encino, Los Angeles, California, U.S..
Sally Ride's Popularity
Sally Ride was a famous American astronaut, who was born on May 26, 1951. As a person born on this date, Sally Ride is listed in our database as the 22nd most popular celebrity for the day (May 26) and the 33rd most popular for the year (1951).
People born on May 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Sally Ride is the 694th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Sally Ride's birthday, Sally Ride is the 5156th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Encino, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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