“I flew the shuttle twice. It got me home twice. I like the shuttle.”
There were several years, in between reading The Right Stuff and falling in love with Star Trek and even convincing my parents to send me to Space Camp, when I really believed that I was going to become an astronaut. As role models go, Sally Ride was one of my first. RIP.
Sally Ride (1951-2012)
“They shall have stars at elbow and foot…”
June 1983 Columbia photo by the AP via NASA