Cover of: Sally Ride | Sue Macy

About the Book

"Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space--she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big. Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From Sally Ride's youth to her many groundbreaking achievements in space and beyond, Sue Macy's riveting biography tells the story of not only a pioneering astronaut, but a leader and explorer whose life, as President Barack Obama said, "demonstrates that the sky is no limit for those who dream of reaching for the stars.""--

About the Edition

"Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space--she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big. Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From Sally Ride's youth to her many groundbreaking achievements in space and beyond, Sue Macy's riveting biography tells the story of not only a pioneering astronaut, but a leader and explorer whose life, as President Barack Obama said, "demonstrates that the sky is no limit for those who dream of reaching for the stars.""--

Table of Contents

Blazing a path
Growing up
Choosing science
The right stuff
Settling in
Stepping up
Liftoff
Return trip
Disaster
Imaginary lines
Leading the way
Legacy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Age 8-12.

Reading Counts 6-8 11 7.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 11. 7 Quiz: 63844.

Series
A real-life story, Real-life story

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
629.450092, B
Library of Congress
TL789.85.R53 M33 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
152 pages, [8] pages of plates :
Number of pages
152

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26466079M
Internet Archive
sallyridelifeonm0000macy
ISBN 10
1442488549, 1442488557
ISBN 13
9781442488540, 9781442488557
LC Control Number
2014016685
OCLC/WorldCat
870564299
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