Topic: Astronauts

Honorary LadyScout of the Week: Dr. Sally Ride

Honorary LadyScout of the Week: Dr. Sally Ride

Dr. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space and when you read her name you probably get “Mustang Sally” stuck in your head, which is pretty great. In 1983, Dr. Ride boarded the Challenger for its second mission. Once out of the earth’s atmosphere, she and the rest of the crew deployed satellites, conducted experiments and (in non-official NASA terminology) played with a giant robot arm. GIANT ROBOT ARM! More »