Women’s History Month – Sally Ride

Works Cited: All Accessed on 02/23/17

Sally Ride (1951 – 2012), reached for the stars for women, becoming the first American woman in Space.  In 1983, twenty-three years after the first man in space, she brought women as close to equality in space as possible at the time.

In 1973, she received a physics degree.  And continued to receive her masters and doctorate in the same subjects.

Her work for NASA didn’t end when she finished her space missions.  She created a company to encourage other women to follow in her footsteps, into science and space.

Women like Sally Ride give us a glimpse of the future, when women will have opportunities to be equal to men.  It isn’t easy.  It’s a fight every day.  When women only receive $0.70 for every $1.00 a man is paid for the same job, there is a long way to go.  With so many pioneers behind us, we only have to reach for the stars to find equality.  It’s out there, if enough are able to fight for it.