#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Sally Ride

Courtesy: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

January 1978 — the month and year that the first women were chosen as astronaut candidates. Sally Ride was included in this class. 40 years later, many girls still look up to Ride and all the things she accomplished for #WomenInSTEM

Ride may not have the first female to venture into space, but as the first American female, she and the other ladies from her astronaut class broke the glass ceiling. After Ride’s time in space, the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle became places where women and men could work together and women could take command. #WomenInSTEMWednesday

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