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Sally Ride: Astronaut
  • Format
  • Authored by: Joanne Mattern
  • From the Series: Ferguson Career Biographies
  • Trim Size: 5-3/4 x 8
  • ISBN-10: 081605892X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5892-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $25.00
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 11/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 629.45
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


Sally Ride: Astronaut profiles the life and career of the first U.S. woman in space.

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride made history as the first U.S. woman to take part in a space mission. Although Ride had always displayed a knack for science and math as a student, she was equally passionate about Shakespeare and tennis. Despite being encouraged to become a professional tennis player by Billie Jean King, Ride's passion for science triumphed, leading her to become one of the pioneers of NASA's Space Shuttle program. Renowned for her work as a professor of physics, Ride is also the author of several children's books, the founder of several science-education initiatives, and a participant in the commission that investigated the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.


Approximately 20 black-and-white photographs. Index. Bibliography. Timeline. Resources.

About the Author(s)

Joanne Mattern is the author of more than 125 books for children. She lives in New York, where she remains busy with writing and speaking engagements for school and community groups.

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