Sally Ride

“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.”
— Sally Ride

Astronaut Sally Ride (1951-2012) became the first American woman sent into outer space and and the youngest person ever to be sent into orbit when she flew on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. She made two shuttle flights and committed her life to educating young people and encouraging them to explore careers in science.  “We have to make science cool again,” she said. And indeed she did, as she became a role model for young people, especially girls, so often left out of the sciences, for the next generations.