Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Post 61-Sally Ride

Yesterday an amazing astronaut died and that astronaut was Sally Ride.Sally Ride was born May 26,1951 in Encino, California.She had a pretty good childhood and during her childhood loved science and excelled in science.During her college years she attended Swarthmore College,UCLA,and Stanford University.She got Bachelors degree in english and physics and a master's degree and Ph.D in Physics.She got into NASA when she answered an ad in the newspaper about the Space program seeking applicants.She joined NASA in 1978 and became the first women to go up in space. She went up in space twice both in the Space Shuttle Challenger.She helped build two satellites and the Space Shuttle's robot arm.She retired from NASA in 1987 and became a professor in physics at the University of California, San Diego.She also wrote books,started a company,and was on a lot of committees all to encourage kids to become astronauts and to teach kids about NASA.She received several awards for her work with NASA and her work afterwards. She is truly an inspiration to all women including me.She inspires me to always do what you love,that nothing is impossible,and to always try to express and teach people what you love. She was the first American women to go into space. She loved science and always wanted to teach other people and that's what I love about her. Yesterday she died at 61 after her 17-month battle with Pancreatic cancer.Today in honor and remembrance of her my quotes will be from her.
"But even in elementary school and junior high, I was very interested in space and in the space program."-Sally Ride

"The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter."-Sally Ride

"Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space."-
Sally Ride

No comments:

Post a Comment