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Sally Ride : the first American woman in space

Author: Tom Riddolls
Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. ; New York, N.Y. : Crabtree Pub. Co., ©2011.
Series: Crabtree groundbreaker biographies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Sally Ride; Sally Ride; Sally Ride; Sally Ride
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Riddolls
ISBN: 9780778725503 0778725502 9780778725411 0778725413 9781451701845 1451701845 9781427194732 ) 1427194734 (electronic (PDF)
OCLC Number: 601145795
Description: 112 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The first up there --
Before the stars --
Women in space --
Living and working in space --
73 seconds that changed everything --
Science is for girls --
Chronology --
Glossary.
Series Title: Crabtree groundbreaker biographies.
Responsibility: Tom Riddolls.

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Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space.

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The first U.S. woman in space.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-02-07) Very Good Permalink

Middle and high school students creating reports will find this biography extremely helpful. It includes information about her life and accomplishments. A chronology, index and websites are also helpful. The photographs are all in black and white or I would have given the book five stars. Color would...
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