This is the definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s
first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner,
by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a
test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite.
Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in
space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, NASA chose her
for the seventh shuttle mission, inspiring several generations of women. After
a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all
aboard. In both instances, she faulted NASA’s rush to meet mission deadlines
and its organizational failures. She also co-founded a company promoting
science and education for children, especially girls.
In Sally Ride: America’s
First Woman in Space, Lynn Sherr writes about Ride’s scrupulously guarded
personal life, with exclusive access to Ride’s partner, her former husband, her
family, and countless friends and colleagues. This is a rich biography of a
fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and
scientific changes in America. Sherr’s revealing portrait is warm and admiring
but unsparing. It makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman—an
inspiration to millions—come alive. Download and start listening now!