Texas Monthly Talks

Astronaut and Science Advocate Sally Ride

Season 8 Episode 25 | 26m 46s

When Sally Ride launched into orbit on the shuttle Challenger in 1983, she became the first American woman to fly in space. After a long career with NASA, Ride turned her professional focus to a lifelong passion: passing along her love of science to young people - especially young women and girls.

Aired: 06/16/10

Rating: NR

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