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Sally Ride

(1951-2012)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Sally Ride Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
1. Sally Ride Marker
Inscription.  Physicist and astronaut, the first American woman in space, where as a mission specialist she helped to launch satellites and conduct scientific experiments

Sally Ride

 
Erected 2017 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.78′ N, 122° 26.096′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Castro Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2390 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fereydoun Farrokhzad (a few steps from this marker); Barbara Jordan (within shouting distance of this marker); José Sarria (within shouting distance of this marker); AIDS Memorial Quilt (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiyoshi Kuromiya (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer Jane Warner (within shouting distance of this marker); Rikki Streicher (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenn Burke (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sally Ride - The First American Woman In Space | Mini Bio (YouTube, Bio.com, 3 min.). (Submitted on July 15, 2018.)

Sally Ride Marker - wide view, on Market, looking towards Castro image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 14, 2018
2. Sally Ride Marker - wide view, on Market, looking towards Castro

2. Sally Ride (Wikipedia). "Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American engineer, physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. Ride was the third woman in space overall, after USSR cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (1963) and Svetlana Savitskaya (1982). Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space, having done so at the age of 32. After flying twice on the Orbiter Challenger, she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control, then at the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics, primarily researching nonlinear optics and Thomson scattering. She served on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, the only person to participate in both. Ride died of pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012." (Submitted on July 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
Categories. Air & SpaceScience & MedicineWomen
 
Sally Ride image. Click for full size.
By NASA (via Wikimedia Commons), May 9, 1983
3. Sally Ride
"At NASA's Johnson Space Center, astronaut Sally K. Ride takes a break from training as a mission specialist for NASA's STS-7 spaceflight in Earth orbit."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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