Sally Ride

Sally Ride

Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride was the third woman in space overall, after USSR cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Svetlana Savitskaya . Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space, having done so at the age of 32. After flying twice on the Orbiter 'Challenger', she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control, then at the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics, primarily researching nonlinear optics and Thomson scattering. Wikipedia*

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Sally Ride has seven videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1997 News Conference. The year with the most videos was 2003 with three videos as a Professor for the Space Science of the University of California, San Diego. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 1,780 views per program. Most appearances with Harold W. Gehman Jr. (2). Most common tags: Space, Shuttle Columbia Accident.

Appearances by Title:c. April 9, 2003 - Present Professor, Space Science, University of California, San Diego Videos: 4

Previously

Astronaut c. June 17, 1997 - c. June 16, 1997 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Global Climate Change Debate

    Global Climate Change Debate

    Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, talked about her latest children’s books -- published by Flash Point on…

  • <em>Exploring Our Universe</em>

    Exploring Our Universe

    Sally Ride talked the book she co-authored with Tam O’Shaughnessy, Exploring Our Solar System, published by Crown Books for Young…

  • <em>Exploring Our Solar System</em>

    Exploring Our Solar System

    Ms. Ride, America’s first woman astronaut, talked about the book she co-authored, Exploring Our Solar System, published by Crown…

  • Shuttle Columbia Accident Hearing

    Shuttle Columbia Accident Hearing

    Witnesses testified about investigations into the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Among the topics they addressed were…

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