ABOUT SALLY RIDE

I once met Sally Ride at a tennis club in San Diego. I asked her what it felt like to be named dropped in "We Didn't Start the Fire" and she told me "it would probably feel a lot more satisfying if Billy hadn't rhymed my name with suicide". Sally Ride is my hero.
  1. First American woman in space.
    American womannnnn! 🎶
  2. Former doubles partner of the legendary Billie Jean King.
  3. Youngest American austronaut to ever be in space.
  4. Was a total bad ass.
  5. Went to Stanford- while there she read in the student paper about a call from NASA for astronauts. 8000 answered the call, 35 were selected, 6 were women, and 1 was Sally Ride.
  6. Logged over 343 hours in space.
  7. Retired from NASA in '87.
  8. Continued to be a total bad ass.
  9. Wrote children's books and started her own organization, Sally Ride Science- all aimed at encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science and mathematics.
  10. Added to the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2003.
  11. 3 years ago Sally passed away at age 61 after a 17 month battle with pancreatic cancer.
  12. Obama called her a National Hero. He was right.
  13. Google recently made this amazing tribute to her, and I Instagrammed the shit out of it.
  14. Wheel of Fortune,Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide, foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law Rock and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore!!!