Who Was Sally Ride?

Who Was Sally Ride?

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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
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 77,744
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

 Megan Stine is the author of many books for young girls, from books about TV celebrities to historical fiction and biographies.

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Who Was Sally Ride? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book and it helped me do my project on this book
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Who Was Sally Ride? by Megan Stine is a great book showing the first American woman astronaut in space. This also tells her life story too, not just her time at NASA. She was a great tennis player. I learned a lot about her in this book, she was a very private person and had lots of accomplishments the public probably doesn't know about. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very interesting because she never told anybody that she was gay because she was at the shr told us that she was gay and that ws very interesting because I dont't know why she wouldn't want anyone to know because it's not bad if you are gay it's perfectly fine and I like. And her dream came true she wanted to to space and that's what happend because sometimes your dreams don't come true because you don't get in or you are not good enought and that could be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To me $5 for a who was book is a little to much money. But, that is an averge for who was books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book because she kept a very very good secret and that she got to go to space