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Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space

Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space

by Tom Riddolls

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Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Sally Ride achieved fame as the first American woman in space. This informative and inspiring story details Ride's amazing journey. Her knowledge of astrophysics, as well as her physical fitness, made her an ideal candidate for the 1983 Challenger (STS-7) mission. During training, she was required to spend long periods of time in simulators. Still, Ride found the psychological training to be far more difficult than the physical training. She also spent years learning how to operate and repair the space shuttle. During the mission, Ride operated the Remote Manipulator System, better known as the robotic arm. She used it to release and retrieve satellites into space. Ride also helped to perform many scientific experiments while in space. Ride's mission was extremely successful and afterwards she became a celebrity. As a scientist, educator, and author, Sally Ride is a role model for young girls and women. She has proven that women can achieve what men can, and her educational consulting company has developed programs to encourage elementary-aged girls to succeed in science and math. There are many black and white photographs throughout this interesting book. This book is part of the "Groundbreaker" series. Reviewer: Denise Daley

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies Series
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Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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