Happy 60th, Sally Ride
On June 18, 1983, a young physicist from California took her seat aboard the space shuttle and launched into history. On that date, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a mission specialist on STS-7. In this image Ride monitors control panels from the pilot’s chair on the Flight Deck.
Ride was born May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles. Let’s all have a slice of virtual birthday cake in her honor!