Who Was Sally Ride?

Who Was Sally Ride?

Format
Paperback
Price
$5.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780448466873
  • 112 Pages
  • Grosset & Dunlap
  • 8-12 years

Overview

In 1978, Sally Ride, a PhD candidate at Standford University, responded to a newspaper ad to join the US astronaut program. She was accepted and became the first American woman astronaut to fly in space! Among her other accomplishments, she played tennis like a professional, was an astrophysicist who helped develop a robotic arm for space shuttles, and later, through Sally Ride Science, worked to make science cool and accessible for girls. Sally Ride, who died on July 23, 2012, will continue to inspire young children.

Series

Who Was…?
Jim Gigliotti
Pam Pollack
Meg Belviso
Paula K. Manzanero
Kirsten Anderson
Illustrator: Tim Foley
Illustrator: Nancy Harrison
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