Photo Credit: NASA
Yesterday we were Chatting it Up with Discovery Girls magazine about Dream Jobs. No one on the chat mentioned being an astronaut… but wouldn’t flying into space be, well, dreamy?
Check out Sally Ride, the FIRST woman who traveled to space! Plus, she was the youngest astronaut to go into space!
Sally was a nationally ranked tennis player! She thought she wanted to be a professional tennis player at first. But when she went to college, she decided that tennis was not her true passion and she became a physics major. Then she went on to graduate school for physics.
Today she’s doing something really cool! All her experiences in space travel inspired her to start her own company, called Sally Ride Science [http://www.sallyridescience.com] Check it out! It’s all about how girls rock in science, math and technology. It’s perfect for iTwixie girls.
STEM Challenge: Write an uber cool job that uses science, math or technology in the comment section below. Then we’ll vote for the top ten coolest STEM jobs for tweens and we’ll publish our list in the next iTwixie Chronicle! Cool, right?
Science, technology, engineering and math are the hottest growing areas for work in the world. Good thing iTwixie girls ROCK STEM!!!