Posted on October 17, 2012 by admin
Adventurous, Sally Kristen Ride, born in Los Angeles in 1951, studied physics and English at Stanford University. In 1978, on an impulse, she applied to NASA’s training program for astronauts and became one of six women of thirty five trainees chosen. She was a capsule communicator at mission control and later was chosen as a member of the space shuttle’s mission in 1982, becoming the first American woman astronaut. She was in the crew of 1983′ space shuttle ‘Challenger’. Sally’s life showed how gender barriers could be broken and how courage and daring could be part of women’s heart. Ride still remains the youngest American astronaut to be launched into space and the very first officially known declared LGBT person that was sent over the atmosphere. Two ribbons cut and a legacy that will endure for years to come. Go Sally, go.