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"Sally Ride was an astronaut. She flew in a rocket, or space shuttle, into outer space. Outer space is very far away. It is where the stars, the sun, and the moon are." So begins this biography for young children about the first American woman in space. With simple words and short sentences, even the youngest listener can be introduced to this amazing woman who gave up a career as a tennis player to go into space. NASA hired Sally Ride in 1977. She worked in mission control for several years before flying on the Challenger in 1983 as the first American woman in space. In 1999, Sally became president of SPACE.com, a company offering information about space to the public. And in 2001 she started Imaginary Lines, a special club for girls interested in science. With an index, glossary and many full-color illustrations and photos, this book offers the perfect introduction to many subjects, including space exploration, career choices, and women in science. This is one of several books in the "Buddy Books" series of first biographies. 2003, ABDO Publishing Company,
— Rebecca Watson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577659488
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: First Biographies Set 3 Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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