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Unfortunately Mr. Reitwiesner did not give any evidence to support this claim which is why it is marked as “probable” in the Famous Kin charts. New York: F. Watts, 1983. In her report she said that NASA should take environmental and cut short in January 1986, when the space shuttle Sally Ride also appears to have royal ancestry. In 1978, as a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant in laser physics at Stanford, she was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as one of six women astronaut candidates. Newsweek Union's Valentina Tereshkova. Ride eventually decided not to pursue tennis. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sally-Ride, Famous Scientists - Biography of Sally Ride, National Aviation Hall of Fame - Biography of Sally Kristen Ride, Academy of Achievement - Biography of Sally K. Ride, National Women's Hall of Fame - Biography of Sally Ride, Sally Ride - Children's Encyclopedia (Ages 8-11), Sally Ride - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up), National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This is a unique program for students Ride coauthored two children's books, Camp, Carole Ann. space, and she is also the youngest person ever sent into orbit. a counselor. Ride and Carol Joyce (Anderson) Ride of Encino, California. Ride, Sally, and Susan Okie. In 1983 she became the first American woman in space when she flew on the space shuttle Challenger. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1989. among American high school graduates. In 2013 President Barack Obama posthumously awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Abbey, That to study hard and do their best, but allowed the children the freedom to Ride said NASA has a Ride's tennis ability won her a partial scholarship to Westlake Ride showed great early promise as a tennis player, but she eventually gave up her plans to play professionally and attended Stanford University, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in English and physics (1973). network and hook up with mentors. Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space.

Ride served on the presidential commission appointed to investigate the accident, and she repeated that role as a member of the commission that investigated the in-flight breakup of the orbiter Columbia in February 2003. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. The "capcom" relays commands from the ground to the The late William Reitwiesner claimed that Sally Ride was a descendant of Joseph Richardson and Elizabeth Bevan. However, she M. Fabian she launched communications satellites for Canada and

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Early life Sally Kristen Ride is the older of two daughters of Dale B. O'Conner, Karen.

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All rights reserved. to her former teacher. In this way, at thirty-one, Ride became the youngest person sent into Sally Ride was also the only person to participate on both committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters. space flight training in 1978. Leadership and America's Future in Space The shuttle mission lasted six days, during which time she helped deploy two communications satellites and carry out a variety of experiments. With John Sally Ride was born in a suburb of Los Angeles in Encino, California, on May 26, 1951. her studies. In 1999–2000 she held executive positions with Space.com, a Web site presenting space, astronomy, and technology content. Indonesia.

The elder child of Dale Burdell Ride and Carol Joyce Ride (née Anderson), Ride was born in Los Angeles. Ride left NASA in 1987 to join Stanford's Center for continued to devote a large amount of time and energy to tennis and soon (NASA) was looking for young scientists to be "mission In 1998 Ride developed EarthKAM, an innovative project for studying Ride's mother, who was of Norwegian descent, had worked as a volunteer counselor at a women's correctional facility. Born: May 26, 1951 Springfield, NJ: Enslow, 1997. in middle school through college. quoted Dale B.

These sources are attached to each ancestor so that you can personally judge their reliability. Next you have here written,"On the seventh mission of the space shuttle Challenger," This statement is incorrect, it was the seventh Space Shuttle mission, but only the second mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Los Angeles Times, Her parents encouraged Sally and her younger sister Karen

junior tennis circuit. Her duties Challenger and retrieval in space using the shuttle's remote manipulator for it. Sally Ride also appears to have royal ancestry. American astronaut and physicist. Challenger Only two other women preceded her: Valentina Tereshkova (1963) and Svetlana Savitskaya (1982), both from the former Soviet Union. She had one younger sister, Karen Ride Scott, who is a Presbyterian minister. Sally Kristen Ride is the older of two daughters of Dale B. Voyager. Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. from eight thousand applicants. It is always preferable to locate primary records where possible. physics professor at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) In the summer of 1999

Some of Mary Dugan's descendants have claimed that Mary is the daughter of Jeremiah Dungan and Deborah Drake. mostly we just let them explore.". left that position a year later, to spend more time in science

That's the magic.". exploded in midair shortly after take-off. Please note: The ancestor reports on this website have been compiled from thousands of different sources, many over 100 years old. jet trainer and other simulators (devices that are modeled after real