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Who Was Sally Ride?
by Megan Stine and Ted Hammond


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.  Read more...

 
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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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780448466873
  • ISBN-10: 0448466872
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 103
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12

Series: Who Was...?

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science

 
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