Sally Ride: Space Pioneer

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One Small Step For A Woman,One Giant Leap for Womankind. . .

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969 and uttered his famous words,'That's one small step for man,. . . one giant leap for mankind,' the world rejoiced,and boys everywhere began to dream of being astronauts. Man. Mankind. His choice of words highlighted a common thought of the time - men were astronauts,and girls shouldn't even give space fight a second thought.

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Overview

One Small Step For A Woman,One Giant Leap for Womankind. . .

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969 and uttered his famous words,'That's one small step for man,. . . one giant leap for mankind,' the world rejoiced,and boys everywhere began to dream of being astronauts. Man. Mankind. His choice of words highlighted a common thought of the time - men were astronauts,and girls shouldn't even give space fight a second thought.

Fast forward to 1983 when Sally Rode defied the odds and became the first American woman in space. How did this Californian who could have become a professional tennis player end up becoming an astrophysicist and flying in a space shuttle,earning her place in history books,and becoming a role model for countless young people - both girls and boys?

Follow Sally's fascinating story in Sally Ride: Space Pioneer,an exciting bilgraphy filled with firsthand accounts and unbelievable "your are there" action. From her days as a star athlete to her trip to the stars,join her as she risks everything to soar into space. Along the way,you'll learn what it takes to become an astronaut and find out all about NASA's space program.

As you read about Sally Ride,you'll understand why she has become a symbol of hope and progress for American Women,and you may very well be inspired to follow in her footsteps and reach for the stars!

A biography of the first woman in space, discussing her childhood, career as an astronaut, and place in history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071357401
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/21/2000
  • Series: Ideas on Trial Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 121
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Space is a Dangerous Place. Chapter 2: A Good Day to Crash. Chapter 3: Play Ball! Chapter 4: A Tennis Shot and a Moon Shot. Chapter 5: The Be-All and End-All. Chapter 6: One in a Million. Chapter 7: Medical Malfunctions. Chapter 8: Hanging Tough. Chapter 9: Let's Rock and Roll. Chapter 10: Fly, Sally, Fly. Chapter 11: A Marriage and a Mission. Chapter 12: Ride, Sally Ride! Chapter 13: Soaring into History. Timelines. Resources. Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2002

    Series = Inspiration

    If you thought this book was inspiring check out Charles Drew:Pioneer of Blood Plasma also by Bank Street. This is a great series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2000

    A note from the author

    Sally Ride told me today's kids were going to Mars. No hesitation. No doubt. Perhaps this book, her amazing story, will inspire the 'Mars generation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2000

    Dr Ride is an inspiration

    Highly recommended for school children especially for those with an interest in science, but its also fun for adults.

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