Who Was Sally Ride?  -     By: Megan Stine, Ted Hammond
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Who Was Sally Ride?

Grosset & Dunlap / 2013 / Paperback

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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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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.31 (inches)
ISBN: 0448466872
ISBN-13: 9780448466873
Ages: 8-12
Series: Who Was...?

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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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 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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