|Author||Wade, Linda R.|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|Series||Unlocking the Secrets of Science|
|Subject||Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science - Juvenile Nonfiction , Biography & Autobiography , Girls & Women, Science & Technology - Juvenile Nonfiction , Technology , Juvenile Nonfiction|
Sally Ride: The Story of the First American Female in Space
In 1961, John F. Kennedy became President of the United States. Five months after he took the oath of office, he announced to Congress that the nation should make a commitment to landing a man on the moon and bringing him back safely. Sally Ride was in her teens when Kennedy was President, and his speech made her think about the possibilities. An intriguing announcement in her college newspaper years later made her believe she could be an astronaut. NASA was looking for a new group of scientists to train to go up on the Space Shuttle. Sally got in line. This is the story of a courageous woman who paved the way for other female astronauts. In a world where so few female scientist role models exist, Sally Ride is still making headlines.