04 August 2011

Woman of the Week: Sally K. Ride


Sally was the first American female and youngest American to enter space in 1983, 20 years after the first female to enter space (Valentina Tereshkova 1937 - Living entered space in 1963).

The thing that fascinates me about Sally is that she had this drive mixed with a sense of adventure. She was months away from finishing her PhD and she saw an ad from NASA looking for female astronauts and she went for it. Normally everyone tells you to finish what you start but she knew this is what she wanted to do with her life and she just did it. 

She was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on June 21, 2003, almost 20 years to the day of her first flight in space. 

Is there something that you wanted to do and did even though others told you it wouldn't happen or you couldn't do it? Share your story with us! 

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