Another bright light has gone out…

I just heard on the news that Sally Ride died today.  I vaguely remember the details of her historic space flight but I can recall my feelings of pride that a woman was going into space.  I also learned tonight about her foundation, Sally Ride Science.  What an amazing woman.  Not only was she brave enough to accept the challenges in her own life but she was also able to make an extra effort and extend that knowledge and support to the next generation.  And she did this all without fanfare or desires for attention.  She is an example of a true hero.


3 thoughts on “Another bright light has gone out…

  1. abs says:

    Without undermining Sally Ride’s achievement, I’d like to point out that Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. Sally Ride was the FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN in space.

    This isn’t like the American “world” championship sports where America is the only one participating 🙂


  2. Kirstin says:

    I totally agree. What I found remarkable about Sally Ride is how she took the publicity from being the first American woman in space and re-directed it towards helping children become educated and excited about science.


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