Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sally Kristen Ride

Sally Kristen Ride was born in Los Angeles on May 26, 1951 and died on July 23, 2012 in La Jolla. She was an American physicyst and former NASA astronaut who in 1983 became the first woman from USA to go out to the space. Apart from that, she also became a professional tennis player in her country. In  the late 1970s she answered a newspaper that asked for volunteers for the NASA program, starting her space race.
From 1985 until her death, she maintained a relationship with the psycologist and professor Tam O'Shaughnessy.

She died at the age of 61 after suffered from a pancreatic cancer.
She was awarded a scholarship for her performance in tennis, as well as her interest in science. She receveid a master's degree and a PhD in physics while doing research in astrophisics.
In 1987, Ride left NASA to pursue the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University.


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