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RIDE SALLY The First American Woman In Space “ Our future lies with today’s kids and tomorrow’s space exploration.” -Dr. Sally Ride 50's Cool Things Rock and Roll Blue Jeans Poodle Skirts American Band Stand Colored TV World Happenings Rosa Parks refuses to get off the bus

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The First American Woman In Space

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“Our future lies with today’s kids and tomorrow’s space exploration.”

-Dr. Sally Ride

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Cool Things

Rock and Roll

Blue Jeans

Poodle Skirts

American Band Stand

Colored TV

World Happenings

Rosa Parks refuses to get off the bus

Alaska and Hawaii become States

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  • Sally Kristen Ride was born on May 26, 1951 in Encino, California

  • She loved playing baseball and football with neighborhood boys.

  • At 10 her dream was to become a professional football player but, her parents convinced her to pursue tennis.

  • Sally pursued this area and became a ranked player on the junior tennis circuit

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Cool Things

Go-Go boots

Bouffant Hairstyles


GI Joe

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  • Sally played tennis while attending a high school in Los Angeles.

  • During high school her interest in science was sparked.

  • While attending college Sally realized she was not good enough to become a professional tennis player.

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Things to Remember

Rubric Cube

Mood Rings

Star War’s Figures



Floppy Disk Invented

Apollo 17

Atari was produced

VCR introduced

TV Shows

Happy Days

The Brady Bunch

Sesame Street

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  • In 1970 Sally went to Stanford University

  • She earned two degrees one in English and another in Science.

  • Ms. Ride then earned her masters in astrophysics.

  • During graduate school Sally applied to an add she saw in a newspaper to become a member of NASA.

  • 1977 She joined NASA

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NASA Calls For Astronauts: More than 8,000 men and women applied to the space program this year. 35

were accepted,

six of whom

were women. The

trainees pack up and leave their families next Friday to begin training for the future space exploration. Good luck to all! –Aba

GalaxyQuest Vol. 1 Issue 3

Is space exploration something that intrigues you? Start studying up! The next NASA training program will be coming soon!! For more information call: 1-800-555-6666.

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Enough Said …

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. . . but anyway

Cool Things


Cabbage Patch


Teenage Mutant Turtles

TV Shows

Back To The Future


The Wonder Years

The Cosby Show

Fast Food Joints

McDonald’s became yummy

Taco Bell

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∙Sally went through training that included parachute jumping, water survival, gravity and weightless environment, and radio communication.

∙1983 Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the shuttle The Challenger.

∙1984- Took her next flight for eight days on the challenger

∙1986- The Challenger blew up and Sally was part of the team to investigate the disaster.

∙1987- Sally officially retired from NASA.

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Reaching For The Stars and Beyond


  • Sally is now a Physics professor at the University of California.

  • She writes children’s books encouraging them to reach for the stars.

  • Dr. Ride headed EarthKam an internet based NASA project that allows middle school classes to download photos of the earth from space.

  • Imaginary Lines an organization founded to support all girls interested in science and technology.

  • Inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center on June 21, 2003 and has won numerous awards.

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“We need to impress upon students that engineering is creativity, it’s curiosity, it’s common sense, and cool stuff,” said Ride. “It’s not just geeks with pocket protectors.”

-Dr. Sally Ride

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How to Escape FromEarth

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  • Materials

  • *A stack of books one foot high

  • *A ruler

  • *Marbles

  • *Poster board

  • *Tape

  • *Procedure Handout

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