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Sally Ride – Frist Female American In Space

Hi! Today I will be writing about Sally Ride. She was the first Female American to go into space.

Here are some facts that you might not know about her.

  • She was a big tennis player. In fact she thought that she was going to become a pro tennis player.
  • She was the first openly LGBTQ+ astronaut.
  • There is an area named after Ms. Ride.
  • She was married to an astronaut, Steven Hawley.
  • She was also the youngest astronaut to go into space.
  • She didn’t take President Clinton’s job offer, to be the Head of NASA. Twice!

I hope you learned more about her! If you know any other information about her, please email me!

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For more information:

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/who-was-sally-ride-k4.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVcckmqxgFY

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/sally_ride.php

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sally-Ride

Hannah

Hannah

Founder, Smart Girl, Survivor, Champion of womens rights and kids rights

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