|News Display: First American Woman in Space|
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Description/Abstract: News Display: First American Woman in Space, Monday, 6/18
On June 18, 1983, Dr. Sally Ride, an astrophysicist from Stanford University, becomes the first American woman to travel in space. She joins the Challenger team for a six day mission. Dr. Ride designed and operated the robotic arm of the shuttle, known over time as the "workhorse" for its numerous orbits and successful scientific and technological achievements.
Sally Ride goes on to found her own educational organization, the Sally Ride Science Academy, which is focused on supporting and sustaining students' natural interests in science and technology.
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