Dr. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. After NASA, Dr. Ride became the director of the California Space Institute, as well as a professor of physics at UC San Diego. She started Sally Ride Science to help inspire girls to pursue careers in science and math. Sally Ride received the NASA Space Flight Medal and has been inducted to the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
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