The morning of June 18, 1983, was an important date for women. On that day, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. At age 32, she was also the youngest to orbit the Earth. This historic flight took Sally and four men on a six-day trip in the space shuttle Challenger.
Find out about the life of this woman who was the first American woman in space and a leading astronaut in the space shuttle program.
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About the Author
Judith Janda Presnall is the author of the I WONDER … series, which includes 15-minute e-books: I Wonder … Do Bedbugs Snore? I Wonder … Does a Hammerhead Shark Pound Nails? and I Wonder … Can a Bald Eagle Grow Hair? In addition, Judith has written 23 nonfiction books for grades 3-9. These books can be found in your public library. One 14-book series, ANIMALS WITH JOBS includes: Police Dogs, Therapy Horses, Capuchin Monkey Aides, Navy Dolphins, and Animal Actors. Other books are listed on her website: www.judithjandapresnall.com. A picture book, Yukon—Sled Dog is due out in 2013 from Amazon Children’s Publishing.