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Great Women inAviation #3 - Dr. Sally Ride - First American Woman in Space
     

Great Women inAviation #3 - Dr. Sally Ride - First American Woman in Space

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by Henry M. Holden
 
In 1978, Dr. Sally Ride was one of six women selected in an American team of 15 pilots, and 20 mission specialists for the upcoming shuttle and space station programs. The other women were Rhea Seddon, Kathryn Sullivan, Anna Fisher, Shannon Lucid and Judith Resnick. In 1979, NASA commissioned a huge mural showing a group of astronauts in the clouds headed by frequent

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In 1978, Dr. Sally Ride was one of six women selected in an American team of 15 pilots, and 20 mission specialists for the upcoming shuttle and space station programs. The other women were Rhea Seddon, Kathryn Sullivan, Anna Fisher, Shannon Lucid and Judith Resnick. In 1979, NASA commissioned a huge mural showing a group of astronauts in the clouds headed by frequent space traveler John Young. Among them was a woman. In the original artist's sketch, made in the mid-seventies she was not in the picture. Attitudes were beginning to change.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013790407
Publisher:
Black Hawk Publishing Co.
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Series:
Great Women in Aviation , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
765,101
File size:
37 KB

Meet the Author

Henry M. Holden is an aviation historian and author.
In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby.
In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center, an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation. In 2010 Henry was awarded the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.
He is the author of over 900 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, USAir, In-Flight-USA, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, Vintage Airplane, Warbirds, Sport Aviation, and Upscale Living Magazine. He has been a commentator on the History Channel, and has published 39 books.
The original founder of the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Henry is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Women in Aviation International, AOPA, and EAA.
Mr. Holden speaks at various events around the country and is available as a guest lecturer. His work has been the subject of a number of radio and cable television shows in New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.
Henry Holden is formerly the News Editor East for Airport Journals and was a regular monthly contributor to the paper.

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