I was born and raised in Southern California.
I went to Stanford University and earned a degree in physics.
I got my dream job in 1978 by answering an ad in a Stanford school newspaper.
I love to run, play tennis, volleyball, and softball.
Later in life, I wrote or co-wrote 7 children’s books about space and worked at the University of California at San Diego. My goal was to help women and girls study science and math. I worked in Washington D.C., heck, I have even done a bit of acting. I worked on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters. I have met the president of the United States and the Governor of California. I have even had a Google Doodle made in my honor.
I am incredibly famous, I am known as a “Pioneer”. I am the first American woman to do something so many people dream of.
I am no longer alive.
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If you guessed Sally Ride, you guessed correctly!
Dr. Sally Ride was the first American woman to go to space. She began working for NASA after applying to the astronaut program after seeing an ad in a school newspaper. While in space Dr. Ride’s job was to work the robotic arm. She helped put satellites into space.