Thursday, May 26, 2011

See Sally Fly

Today is Sally Ride Day! Today celebrates the birthday of the first woman to go into space, Sally Ride. She was on board the second flight of the shuttle "Challenger" as a mission specialist on June 18th, 1983. There was a fairly massive media frenzy due to her being the first to break into that territory. I have to think that the greatness of her doings were undermined by some, though. There was one reporter who, before the launch, asked her "Do you weep when things go wrong on the job?" But aside from some reporters inability to see the more important aspects of the situation, I'm sure the day will live on along with the legacy she left. Celebrate today by learning a little bit more about space or the space program!

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