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Sally Ride Day

May 26 is Sally Ride Day!

Sally Ride was the first American women to go into space; a place that some refer to as “the final frontier”. She graduated from Stanford University and beat out over 1000 other applicants for her spot at NASA. Ride was a crew member on the second flight of the Space Shuttle “Challenger” for STS-7, which launched out of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 8, 1983.

May 26 was chosen to honor Sally Ride because it was her date of birth in 1951. Celebrate Sally Ride Day by learning more about the United States Space Program and what NASA does.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Giftypedia

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