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Sally Ride : America?s First Woman in Space

Author: Lynn Sherr; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America?s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride?s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys? club to a more inclusive elite. Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sally Ride; Sally Ride
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Sherr; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9781476725789 1476725780 9781476725789
OCLC Number: 880951825
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource 1 online resource (400 pages)
Contents: California girl --
40-Love, Sally --
Wait! --
Thirty-five new guys --
First --
Reentry --
Explosions --
New territory --
Down to Earth --
Sally Ride science --
Duty calls --
The secret --
A very private thing --
Impact.
Responsibility: Sherr, Lynn.
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The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America?s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride?s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys? club to a more inclusive elite. Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger Sherr also writes about Ride?s scrupulously guarded personal life?she kept her sexual orientation private?with exclusive access to Ride?s partner, her former husband, her family, and countless friends and colleagues. Sherr draws from Ride?s diaries, files, and letters. This is a rich biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Sherr?s revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. It makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.

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