Portrait of Sally Ride
Sally Ride was born in California in 1951. She gave up a career as a professional tennis player to study astrophysics and later joined NASA's astronaut training program.
In June of 1983, Sally became the first American woman in space, aboard
Space Shuttle Challenger. She later served on the thirteenth Space Shuttle Mission.
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