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Ride, Sally

Sally Ride (1951–), the first U.S. woman in space, is the founder, president, and CEO of Sally Ride Science (SRS). Part of the mission of SRS is to make a difference in girls’ lives and in society's perceptions of their roles in technical fields. Ride is concerned about the underrepresentation of women in the sciences. Her efforts focus on middle-level students, since girls often lose interest in the sciences at this time in their lives. Ride wants to bring the excitement and fun of science to young people. A key goal is to encourage women to pursue their interests in science.

Sally Ride was the first U.S. woman in space, and has continued her career winning numerous awards and honors.

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