Sally Ride

Mattel is honoring the two historic icons as part of its Inspiring Women series.
From her diagnosis with cancer to her death 17 months later, Sally and I became more publicly open about being a gay couple.
LEGO’s new collection, “Women of NASA” features four game-changing space pioneers.
Sally Ride was a graduate student at Stanford when she answered an ad in the Stanford Daily and applied for a job with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA.
Plus there's a beautifully animated film to bring life to the 1983 conversation.
In a blog post for Google, the astronaut's life partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, wrote that Ride would’ve been “honored” by Tuesday’s
Sally Ride led a bifurcated life too. She didn't forget part of herself, she just chose not to present it to the world. I am fascinated by her success in transforming the world while hiding part of herself.
I think Ride's bold mission to the stars also addresses the gravity of twenty-first century Earthlings, and I've teased out some lessons from her exemplary adventure. Live by these, Class of 2014, and you will fly high without ever leaving the planet.
Bluford was part of NASA's barrier-breaking 1978 class of astronauts. Of the 35 spaceflyers selected, three were African