2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2012 11:35 AM by Justin Fisch RSS

RIP, Sally Ride

kirstin New User
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Sad news: The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, has died at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.


It is thanks in part to her that I grew up knowing women didn't have to be bound by earthly constraints in their ambitions.

  • Re: RIP, Sally Ride
    mayina New User
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    I too was very sad to hear of her passing. She was an inspiration to us all.


    This blog post on Science NetLinks commemorating Sally Ride also has some links to more resources about her, including the science education company she founded.

    • Re: RIP, Sally Ride
      Justin Fisch New User
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      Hi Maya,

      thanks for the link to all of the great resources. At National Geographic Education, we also have some great educational resources that teachers can use to celebrate the legacy of Ms. Ride.  Visit our space collection for encyclopedic entries, articles, and videos about the extreterrestrial world.


      Also, show your students NASA for Kids: Intro to Engineering. It speaks to the difficult profession which Ms. Ride chose to enter, as well as accomplishments of engineers and astronauts throughout the world.



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