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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.

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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 cofounded 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.

"Narrator Pam Ward perfectly reflects the literary voice of author Lynn Sherr in this in-depth examination of the life of Sally Ride." ---AudioFile

"Pam Ward's narration is straightforward, objective, and suits the book beautifully." ---School Library Journal Starred Audio Review

"This is an intimate and enormously appealing biography of a fascinating woman, a triumph of research and sensitivity that lives up to its subject and will likely move readers to tears in its final, poignant pages. ---Booklist Starred Review

"Sherr provides a window into one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century." ---Publishers Weekly

"When narrating Ride, Ward finds her inner Sally, just as energetic and upbeat as the subject of this biography." ---Booklist Audio Review
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Sally Ride

America's First Woman in Space

Author Lynn Sherr

Narrated by Pam Ward

Publication date Jun 3, 2014

Running time 13 hrs 27 min

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