Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

by Lynn Sherr


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476725772
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 215,358
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lynn Sherr is an award-winning broadcaster and author who spent more than thirty years at ABC News. She reported on the NASA space shuttle program from its inception in 1981 through the Challenger explosion in 1986. Sherr’s numerous awards include an Emmy, two American Women in Radio and Television Commendation awards, a Gracie Award, and a George Foster Peabody Award. Her books include Swim, Outside the Box, and America the Beautiful, among others.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 California Girl 1

2 40-Love, Sally 30

3 Wait! 61

4 Thirty-five New Guys 96

5 First 126

6 Reentry 167

7 Explosions 193

8 New Territory 215

9 Down to Earth 230

10 Sally Ride Science 261

11 Duty Calls 278

12 The Secret 288

13 A Very Private Thing 301

14 Impact 320

Acknowledgments 339

Sources 343

Motes 347

Index 361

Photo Credits 375

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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lynn Sherr's masterful book does a very even handed job exploring the life of Dr. Ride, the history of her time, her personal accomplishments, and the personal side of a very intelligent and intriguing heroine. She may have been the first American woman astronaut to orbit, breaking that glass ceiling for so many, but she was able to do anything she set her mind to do. Ms. Sherr's work explores much of the private side of Sally helping me to understand better this very private and vital woman. We can only wish that her bright mind and self were still here to inspire, lead, and challenge all of us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Learned a lot about sally
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