Ride, Sally Kristen
Born: May 26, 1951 AD
Currently alive, at 63 years of age.
1951 - Born in Los Angeles on the 26th of May.
1978 - Ride joined NASA as part of the first astronaut class to accept women.
1983 - On the 18th of June, she became the first American woman in space as a crewmember on Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7.
1984 - Her second space flight, also on board the Challenger.
1987 - Ride left to work at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control.
1989 - She became a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego and Director of the California Space Institute.
2003 - She was asked to serve on the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board.
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