Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. She is also known for being the youngest person sent into orbit. Sally was born May 26, 1951 to Carol Anderson and Dale Ride in Encino, Los Angeles, CA. As a child Ride showed natural athletic ability. She loved sports. Ride played tennis, volleyball, and softball but tennis always seemed to be her favorite. She was so good at tennis that she won a partial scholarship to Westlake Schools for girls. This is a prep school in LA. She graduated in 1968. After high school Sally went to Stanford University in California. In 1973, she received a bachelor of science degree in physics. She also received a bachelor of arts degree in English. She continued her education at Standford. There she got a master of science degree in 1975. NASA started looking for female …show more content…
She had battled pancreatic cancer for 17 months. After her death she received many rewards such as that the navy named a research ship after her. In 2017 the US postal Service said that they would be putting an image of Ride on a stamp. Some other awards that were given to Sally while she was alive and after her death included the National Space Society’s von Braun award, the Lindbergh Eagle, and the NCAA’s Theodore Roosevelt Award. She was also inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Astronaut Hall of Fame which was awarded to her by NASA. NASA also rewarded her with the NASA Space Flight Medal twice. Sally Ride is an American hero because she stood against sexism. Many people did not believe in her because she was a woman but she ignored their opinions and went for her dreams. She also encouraged others to follow out their dreams. That is why she started her company for kids interested in the science field. Ride was not just considered a hero because she was the first women and third overall person in space but because of the drive and determination she had and how she put that onto
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Sally Louisa Tompkins was born November 9, 1833 in Poplar Grove in Tidewater region on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. She was born to father Colonel Christopher Tompkins and mother Maria Patterson Tompkins. She had four sisters three of which died from a local epidemic that also took her father. Their names are Martha Tompkins Harriet Tompkins and Elizabeth Tompkins. Her only surviving family being her sister Maria Tompkins and her mother.
Ava Rideaux is the senior pastor of, Anointed to Serve MultiMinistries International Inc. With a heart to see souls saved and delivered from the bondage of sin. Master 's Degree in Christian Psychology, Christian Counseling, and Doctorate in Theology from Cornerstone University, Calvary Theological Seminary in Louisiana. She has seen many miracles through revival, conferences, and many other arenas. She has served in many capacities of ministry; prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher.
Her parents were divorced and she just wanted to get away from all of that. She received a full-ride scholarship to Iowa State University, the home of the Cyclones. She decided her path there would lead her to major in political science and later on she would go to law school. She was an
On that page she raised $4,170 and donated it all to the Families First Foundation. Tracie is a hero because she wants to make a difference for the indigenous women. A more commonly known hero is Susan B. Anthony. In 1866 she started the American Equal Rights Association, which fought for equal rights for both women and African Americans. In 1872 she was arrested for voting and convicted in a trial.
Southern University’s Founders’ Day Dr. Mae C. Jemison Speech Dr. Mae Jemison is the first African American woman to go to space. Currently, she works with National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. On March 9, 2016, she gave a brilliant speech to everybody present in the F.G Clark Activity center at Southern University on the occasion of the 136th Southern University Founders’ Day.
Amelia Earhart was one of the strongest and influential woman of her generation. Amelia was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Many could not believe what Amelia was accomplishing on her own, in a man’s world. Amelia soon became a legend in aviation. Amelia Earhart wasn’t just a great aviator, she was a true American hero.
Mary Ann Hopkins came from a suburbs of Boston, where she attended private school with her little sister. Whenever they go on family trip, they go for adventure and explore. She was always curious about the world ever since she was a little girl. She was a smart girl and like to learn new things. As a result, she taught herself how to knit, crochet, and sew.
On April 8, 1993, Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman to go into space. Ellen Ochoa was born May 10, 1958 in Los Angeles, California. She calls La Mesa, California her hometown. She is the third of five children, three brothers and one sister. When she was in her teens her parents got a divorce.