Sally Ride was the first American woman in space! Plus, she was the youngest astronaut to go into space! She did all kinds of amazing things in her lifetime. But she said, “Going on that spaceship was the most fun that I’ll ever have in my life.”
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. Sally Ride followed her dreams and worked hard to help girls achieve theirs.
Today she’s started 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.
Science, technology, engineering and math are the hottest growing areas for work in the world. Good thing iTwixie girls ROCK STEM!!!