Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space: Educational Version
by Judith Janda Presnall
The morning of June 18, 1983, was an important date for women. On that day, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. At age 32, she was also the youngest to orbit the Earth. This historic flight took Sally and four men on a six-day trip in the space shuttle Challenger.
Find out about the life of this first American woman in space
Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.