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 Alaska and Hawaii become States
1950 • 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
60's Cool Things Go-Go boots Bouffant Hairstyles Barbie GI Joe
1960 • 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.
Things to Remember Rubric Cube Mood Rings Star War’s Figures 70's Technology Floppy Disk Invented Apollo 17 Atari was produced VCR introduced TV Shows Happy Days The Brady Bunch Sesame Street
1970 • 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
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.
1980 Enough Said …
. . . but anyway Cool Things Smurfs Cabbage Patch Nintendo Teenage Mutant Turtles TV Shows Back To The Future Oprah The Wonder Years The Cosby Show Fast Food Joints McDonald’s became yummy Taco Bell
1980 ∙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.
Reaching For The Stars and Beyond Present • 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.
“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
Materials • *A stack of books one foot high • *A ruler • *Marbles • *Poster board • *Tape • *Procedure Handout